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On September 28, 2017, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice to remind video programming distributors, such as broadcasters, cable operators, satellite television services that deliver video programming directly to the home, of their obligation to make televised emergency information accessible to persons who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing, in order to comply with section 79.2 of the Commission’s rules.  Under the rules, if the emergency information is shown on television, critical information about the emergency must be made accessible. 

This Public Notice also provides information for consumers on how they can obtain more information about the rules, file complaints, and contact their VPD or the FCC about compliance with the rules. 

Public Notice:

Word:    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0928/DA-17-943A1.docx

PDF:      http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0928/DA-17-943A1.pdf

Text:      http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0928/DA-17-943A1.txt

For more information, please contact Will Schell, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at 202-418-0767 or Will.Schell@fcc.gov.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275. 


Friday, September 29, 2017