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The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a roundtable event to discuss closed captioning of public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access programming on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.  PEG programming is generally produced locally to cater to viewers who live in a certain geographical area, and includes programing such as high school sports, town hall meetings, and educational programming by the local postsecondary institutions. The event will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305,  Washington, DC 20554.

For a detailed agenda, including names of panelists and speakers, visit the below links:

Registration and Attendance:  The event will be open to the public but will be limited to the seating available.  There is no pre-registration.  All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to allow time to go through our security process.

Webcast:  The Commission will provide captioned audio and video coverage of the event over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

Questions:  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Those following the live stream will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the event via e-mail at   livequestions@fcc.gov.  Depending on the volume of questions and time constraints, session facilitators will work to respond to as many questions as possible during the event.

Website:  Updates to the agenda, as well as presentation materials, will be available on the event webpage  at  https://www.fcc.gov/events/roundtable-discussion-closed-captioning-public-access- and-governmental-programming.  Interested parties can also follow the event on Twitter at  http://twitter.com/FCC.  To signify your participation in this event via Twitter, you can tweet your comment or question and include the hashtag #FCCLive. Then click refresh to view your tweet.

Disability Accommodations:  Open captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided for this event.  Other accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY).  Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed.  In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information.  Please allow as much advance notice as possible.  Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

For additional information about the event, please contact Suzy Rosen Singleton at  Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov or (202) 510-9446.

Thursday, October 13, 2016