Your help is important in making Emergency Alerts accessible to everyone

Drawing of a television screen during a news broadcast. A man in a dark suit and dark glasses stands next to a giant screen. At the top, a line of white text with red background says

On August 11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Telecommunications Commission (FCC) will conduct a national test of emergency alerts. If you are deaf, blind, and/or have hearing or visual disabilities, your help will be very important to inform the FCC about accessibility problems in receiving these alerts.

2021 Started with Audio Description Available in More Areas of the Country

As of January 1, 10 more areas of the country are covered by the legal audio description requirements. Stations affiliated with ABC, CBS, Fox, or NBC in Knoxville, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Dayton, Lexington, Tucson (Sierra Vista), Honolulu, Green Bay-Appleton, Des Moines-Ames, Roanoke-Lynchburg, and Spokane, must provide at least 87.5 hours of audio description per quarter in their programming.

Good trip Orly

Bogotá. Outdoors, sunny day. Standing, Orlando Arenas embraces Lourdes Fiallos and María Victoria Díaz, at his sides.

Knowing that you would leave so soon, I would have made sure to repeat to you a thousand times how talented you were, how silly you were, and how your voice and your laughter will continue to be heard for a long time. We will meet again, and I will tell you all that. We will laugh again with the memories of the adventures we shared.

FCC Celebrates the 10TH Anniversary of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act with an Event on October 8th

The Federal Communications Commission will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and its importance in building a more accessible telecommunications world for people with disabilities, with a public program on October 8, 2020. The event starts at 2 p.m. ET and lasts 2 hours. It will be virtual and can be viewed online at