FCC Grants Final Waiver on Accessibility Rules for Video Game Software

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended a waiver that temporarily makes video games exempt from the accessibility requirements set forth in the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau OK’d the … Read More

The Benefits of Captioning Digital Video

by: David Titmus

The Internet is the new frontier for closed captioning. Audiences of all ages continue to turn to the Internet and their mobile devices as more high-quality video content becomes available. This change in viewing habits is especially true among millennials, … Read More

Expanded Audio Description on TV Programs: Coming Soon!

by: David Titmus

Many TV fans who are blind or have low vision rely on audio description to experience television programming. In the same way captions provide a visual way to experience sound, audio description provides an audio means to experience video. It … Read More

FCC Announces Effective Date for Captioning Responsibilities Report and Order

by: VITAC

Video Programmer and VPD Caption Responsibilities Take Effect September 22, 2016,  Certifications, New Caption Complaint Process to be Announced at Later Date Earlier year, the FCC released a Report and Order clarifying television closed captioning responsibilities in regard to compliance with the … Read More

FCC Report and Order Clarifies Captioning Responsibilities

by: VITAC

When the FCC Caption Quality Best Practices went into effect, there was a bit of confusion as to who would be responsible for ensuring compliance and resolving any closed captioning issues with the new regulations. Was it the captioning company, … Read More