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FCC Seeks Comment on Video Description Issues for Report to Congress

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Media Bureau has issued a Public Notice seeking comment on inquiries related to the video description of video programming delivered via both television and the Internet....more

FCC Generally Affirms IP Closed Captioning Rules on Reconsideration, Seeks Further Comment on Limited Issues

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released an Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) affirming, modifying and clarifying certain aspects of its closed captioning rules for...more

FCC Issues Proposed Rules Governing Accessibility of Video Programming Guides and User Interfaces

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released May 30, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed “talking guide” rules which would require nearly all user interfaces on digital apparatus and navigation...more

Regulatory Reminder: CVAA Compliance Certifications due April 1

Following up on an important FCC Law Blog item, entities subject to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (“CVAA”) should be aware that the April 1, 2013 deadline to electronically file the first...more

Closed Captioning Reminder: Starting March 30, 2013, Video Programming That Is or Was Aired Live or “Near Live” on TV Must Be...

The time is drawing near for the next phase of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements implementing the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) for closed-captioning video programing...more

FCC Reminds Advanced Communications Services Providers and Equipment Manufacturers of CVAA Recordkeeping Obligations and...

Recently, the FCC issued a Public Notice reminding the providers and equipment manufacturers of advanced communications services (ACS) of their obligation to maintain records evidencing their efforts to comply with the...more

Communications Accessibility Record Keeping Requirements Commence Jan. 30, 2013

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In less than two months, on Jan. 30, 2013, entities providing traditional telecommunications services, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes interconnected and non-interconnected VoIP, electronic messaging...more

FCC Approves Five Multipurpose Waivers of New Accessibility Rules

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In the first action of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission has approved, in part, five class waivers of its new accessibility rules for advanced communications services ("ACS"), which were adopted last October...more

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