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New Deadline Approaching for Captioning of Archival Internet Video Programing


Video on YuTube. The control bar has a button with the letters cc to activate the captions.

As a part of the incremental enforcement of captioning of internet video programming, a new deadline arrives on March 30, 2016.  Distributors of video programming that they have uploaded to the Internet and is later shown on TV with captions, will have 15 days, after the date the programming is first shown on TV with captions, to add captions to it.

This complements the requirements put in place between 2012 and 2013 for video programing shown first on TV with captions and then later on the internet.

Deadlines for captioning of on-line video clips of associated captioned TV programing are coming next year. All these requirements take us one more step closer to providing equal access to information on the internet for people with hearing disabilities.  See the related information at FCC’s website.