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.
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).