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Closed Captioning of Video Programming


Citizen's Summary

In this rulemaking, we examine the Commission’s closed captioning rules. Specifically, we seek comment on: 1) the current status of the Commission’s closed captioning rules in ensuring that video programming is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing Americans and whether any revisions should be made to enhance the effectiveness of those rules; and 2) several compliance and quality issues relating to closed captioning that were raised in a Petition for Rulemaking filed by Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI), the National Association of the Deaf, Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc., the Association for Late Deafened Adults, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network.

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To comment on this proceeding, please continue to Proceeding 05-231. To comment on a different proceeding, please continue to ECFS.


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