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ACB Reports on FCC updates to audio description, 11/05/17

Nov 2, 2017

Credit Global Accessibility News

This month's ACB Reports discusses an update from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on audio description, and reports on two resolutions passed by the ACB relating to that update.  Here are those resolutions:

Resolution 2017-01 directs ACB to strongly urge the Federal Communications Commission to exercise all appropriate authority to require the broadcast and non-broadcast networks to establish and/or join an automated digital listing of all available audio-described programming, and directs the FCC to monitor those listings on an ongoing basis for quality assurance and to ensure that such listings provide consumers of audio-described programming with a level of service equal to that provided today to consumers of closed-captioned television.
Resolution 2017-02 instructs ACB to strongly urge the FCC commissioners to order an increase in the total number of required hours of audio description up to the CVAA’s allowable statutory maximum.