Comments Due:  October 7, 2021
Reply Comments Due:  November 8, 2021

On September 7, 2021, the FCC issued a public notice inviting comment on the accessibility of children’s educational and informational television programming shown through short-form programming and multicast streams. 

The FCC asks the following:

  • How much of this programming is closed captioned or audio described?
  • Are there any market developments that may impact availability of accessible programming?

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at  All filings must reference MB Docket Nos. 18-202 and 17-105. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to  

Public Notice:

For general information about closed captioning of video programming on television, visit:  For general information about audio description, visit:  For specific questions about the item, please contact Kathy Berthot,, (202) 418-7454.  Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).   

Tuesday, September 7, 2021