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On August 28, 2012, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice reminding video programming distributors (VPDs) such as broadcasters, cable operators, and satellite television services that deliver video programming directly to the home, of their obligation to make emergency information accessible to persons with hearing and vision disabilities in accordance with section 79.2 of the Commission’s rules.

 

Under section 79.2 of the Commission’s rules, emergency information includes critical details about the emergency and information for consumers on how to respond to the emergency. It also provides information for consumers about how to contact their VPD or the Commission regarding compliance with the rule.

 

For further information, contact Traci Randolph, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office

(202) 418-0569 (voice);

(202) 418-0537 (TTY) or email Traci.Randolph@fcc.gov.

 

Links to the Public Notice: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0828/DA-12-1408A1.doc http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0828/DA-12-1408A1.pdf http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0828/DA-12-1408A1.txt

Updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017