Posted by: hlacentralma | December 16, 2012

Closed Captioning & FCC Rules

FCCWe have been discussing closed-captioning and Carolyn said  the 21st Century Communication and video accessibility act requires captioning for streaming. there is a timeline. click on this link for details on this issue:

http://www.fcc.gov/document/captioning-internet-video-programming-consumer-guide

Captioning of Internet Video Programming

Background

Closed captioning is the visual display of the audio portion of video programming. Captioning
provides access to individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss and is often used in places
where it is difficult to hear a TV program, such as restaurants and exercise facilities. On January
12, 2012, the FCC adopted rules requiring captioned programs shown on TV to be captioned
when re-shown on the Internet. These rules implement provisions of the Twenty-First Century
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).

Video Programming

 The new rules cover full-length video programming. Video clips and outtakes are not
required to be captioned when shown on the Internet. However, when a captioned TV
program is re-shown on the Internet in segments, it must be captioned if substantial
portions of the entire program are shown in those segments.
 Consumer-generated media (e.g., homemade videos) shown on the Internet are not
required to be captioned, unless it has been shown on TV with captions.
 Movies shown on the Internet are not required to be captioned unless they have been
shown on TV with captions.

Implementation Schedule for Captioning Internet Video Programming

Read more…

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