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By mandating Audio Description in addition to traditional captioning, the FCC is making video programming more accessible.

FCC Expands Caption Mandate As Automated Processing Takes Center StageFebruary 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

On October 27, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission issued an order to expand its captioning mandate for broadcasters to include audio description requirements for 40 designated market areas (DMAs) over the next four years. The move came after the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) directed stations in the top 60 DMAs to provide what it calls “described programming.”

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The ADA is not a recommendation.

ADA Captioning Court ActionsJuly 5th 2019 - 11:00 AM

Choosing to not caption content not exempted by the FCC is asking for serious legal trouble. Wouldn’t you think state lawmakers would know better?

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