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On August 30, 2018, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice to remind video programming distributors (VPDs), including 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 the FCC about compliance with the rules.

Links to Public Notice:
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/accessible-televised-emergency-information-obligations  
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-902A1.docx
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-902A1.pdf
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-902A1.pdf

For more information, please contact Debra Patkin, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 870-5226 (voice or videophone) or debra.patkin@fcc.gov.  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019