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Video description is audio-narrated descriptions of a television program’s key visual elements. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the program’s dialogue. Video description makes TV programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. On August 25, 2011, the FCC adopted rules to implement the video description provisions of the  Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010  (CVAA). These rules are effective as of July 1, 2012.

 

Click the link below to learn more details about the new rules from the Video Description guide:

 

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/video-description

 

Updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017