Department of Transportation Released Disability Training Materials for Airline Employees and Contractors
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released disability training materials that focus on the rights and responsibilities of passengers with disabilities. These materials are intended to be used by both the airline personnel and the traveling public, and are available at the DOT website.
Today new rules governing the responsibilities of video programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers for television closed captioning enter into effect.
Last March, the Colombian TV National Authority (ANTV) made official the rules for implementation of access systems for the content transmitted on public TV for people with hearing disabilities.
On March 31st, the Federal Communications Commission released proposed changes to video description rules “…to expand the availability of -- and consumer access to -- video described programming.”
Last November, the Federal Communications Commission – FCC - announced that beginning on November 30, 2015, “video programming distributors (VPDs) must ensure that their televised emergency information is conveyed aurally through the use of a secondary audio stream, when such information is conveyed visually during programming other than newscasts.”