“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”
Comment Date: October 30, 2017
Reply Comment Date: November 13, 2017
Starting December 20, 2018, mid-sized and smaller cable, satellite, and fiber television service providers are required to provide accessible set-top box controls, menus, and program guides to individuals who are blind or visually impaired upon request.
The FCC’s Media Bureau is required to evaluate this compliance deadline and seek comment on whether this deadline should be retained or extended. Public comment is sought regarding available accessibility solutions and any concerns about the implementation of such solutions by mid-sized and smaller video programming distributors.
For more information, please contact Maria Mullarkey, at (202) 418-2120 or Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov. For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.