In what may be one of the last orders approved with Mignon Clyburn as interim FCC chair (see “Full FCC Ahead” below), the Commission adopted rules Tues aimed at making it easier for consumers who are hearing impaired or visually impaired to access programming on a wide range of devices. The order includes cable and satellite set-top boxes, TiVos and other devices for video play back (TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones, etc). More on the order here.

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