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  https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs.  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 FCC504@fcc.gov.  

Public Notice:
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-accessibility-childrens-tv-programming  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1115A1.docx  
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1115A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1115A1.txt  

For general information about closed captioning of video programming on television, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/general/closed-captioning-video-programming-television.  For general information about audio description, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/audio-description.  For specific questions about the item, please contact Kathy Berthot, Kathy.Berthot@fcc.gov, (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).   

Updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021