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Roundtable Discussion of Closed Captioning for Public Access and Governmental Programming

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554

The FCC held this forum to promote discussion about closed captioning of public access and governmental programming shown on television. The event included discussions about the benefits of captioning such programming, the relevant captioning obligations of programmers and stations, and effective captioning solutions. The event engaged local government professionals, policy makers, captioning vendors, consumer groups, engineers, representatives from the programming industry, and others as appropriate. The goal of this event was to raise awareness of the issues surrounding captioning of public access and governmental programming, and to ensure the accessibility of such programming for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as other individuals who may benefit from the availability of closed captions on this programming.

Additional information about the event will be made available here and distributed to subscribers of DRO’s "AccessInfo," a DRO service that provides regular e-mail updates on disability-related rulemakings, notices and events. To subscribe to AccessInfo, send an email to accessinfo@fcc.gov, and write "subscribe" in either the subject header or body of the e-mail.

Public Notice


  • Closed Captioning Obligations for PEG Programming: PDF
  • Jason Barnett: PPT
  • NCRA Captioning Works: PPT