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New Comment Date:  October 15, 2019

New Reply Comment Date:  October 30, 2019

On September 5, 2019, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released an Order extending by 30 days the comment deadlines for a petition for declaratory ruling and rulemaking filed by a coalition of consumer and academic organizations in regard to live captioning quality metrics and the use of automatic speech recognition techniques.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference CG Docket No. 05-231 and RM-11848.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to mailto: FCC504@fcc.gov.   

Order Extending the Comment Period:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/extension-time-comments-caption-quality-petition
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-878A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-878A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-878A1.txt

Public Notice Inviting Comment on the Coalition’s Petition:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/request-comment-tdi-et-al-caption-quality-petition
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-776A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-776A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-776A1.txt

Link to the Coalition’s Petition:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/10801131063733

General information about the FCC’s television closed captioning requirements is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/closed-captioning-video-programming-television.  For further information, please contact Debra Patkin, CGB, at (202) 870-5226 or mailto: debra.patkin@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).  Individuals using a text teletypewriter (TTY) may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019