Caption Call – FCC Readying Rules As Stakeholders Raise Concerns
By| February 4, 2014
The FCC is expected to tackle quality and technical compliance of closed captioning at its Feb 20 open meeting as it works to ensure that video programming is fully accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. That sounds like something everyone would support—and they do—but, as often is the case, the devil is in the details. Here’s how the FCC, NCTA and NAB plan to work together on the issue, plus suggestions from Comcast.
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