Comment Date: April 24, 2023
Reply Comment Date: May 1, 2023

On April 10, 2023, the FCC’s Media Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition to waive certain accessibility requirements for emergency information.  The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) requests an extension of its existing waiver of the requirement that broadcasters provide an aural representation of visual, non-textual emergency information (such as radar maps or other graphics) on the secondary audio stream of video broadcasts.  NAB’s petition requests an additional two-year extension of the waiver, currently set to expire on May 26, 2023.

Link to the Public Notice:

Link to the NAB Waiver Extension Petition:
Interested parties may file comments by accessing the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System

For general information about the FCC’s television emergency information requirements, visit: For more information about this specific proceeding, please contact Diana Sokolow,, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-0588.  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).

Friday, April 14, 2023