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On October 6, 2020, the FCC announced a tentative agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.  The meeting will be held online only, and will be streamed live with open captioning at https://www.fcc.gov/live.

As part of the agenda, the Commission will consider a draft Report and Order expanding the audio description requirements by an additional 10 designated market areas each year for the next four years.  In addition, the draft Report and Order will modernize the Commission’s terminology to use the more common and widely understood term “audio description” rather than “video description.”   

October 27 Meeting Press Release:  
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-tentative-agenda-october-open-meeting-6
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367365A1.docx
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367365A1.pdf
Text:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367365A1.txt

Draft Audio Description Item: 
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367362A1.pdf

For general information about audio description, please visit the FCC’s webpage: https://www.fcc.gov/audio-description.  For more information about this Report and Order, please contact Diana Sokolow, Policy Division, Media Bureau, (202) 418-0588, email Diana.Sokolow@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).   

 

 

Updated: 
Monday, January 25, 2021