The Federal Communications Commission Disability Advisory Committee Released an Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) Coordinator Toolkit
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Disability Advisory Committee released an Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) Coordinator Toolkit to give broadcasting organizations guidance on the use of ENT to provide captions. This kit was created in English as well as Spanish.
Top Nonbroadcast Networks List Update for the Purpose of Audio Description Requirements
Every three years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updates the list of the five subscription television networks with the highest audience that are required to include audio description in part of their programming. This update is made to account for changes in television ratings as measured by Nielsen.
Round Table Discussion “The Blind Spot of Cinema” - Accessibility to Audiovisual Media for the blind in Latin America
On September 22nd, we participated in the discussion organized by El Gremio Latam: The blind spot of cinema - The blind go to the cinema and watch TV. This discussion was a great meeting space with other colleagues from Latin America who work in audiovisual media accessibility.
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 www.fcc.gov/live.
Inspiring Story of Perseverance of a Person with Deaf-Blindness that Hiked the Appalachian Trail
During deaf-blind awareness week, we want to highlight the story of Roger Poulin, a deaf-blind hiker from Maine who hiked the Appalachian trail. What a tremendous accomplishment!
Federal Communications Commission Proposal on Expanding Audio Description Requirements
The Federal Communications Commission will be discussing on April 23rd a proposal on expanding audio description* requirements for up to 10 additional designated market areas (DMAs) each year, for 4 years, starting on January 1, 2021.
Spectrum launched its Spectrum Access App
Great news! On May 7, Spectrum launched its Spectrum Access app, a free app available for iPhone to “provide entertainment access to persons with vision or hearing impairments.” The app enables users to play audio description or closed captioning directly from their phone or tablet.
El Duelo y la pérdida: avanzando hacia la aceptación, por Myrna Medina
Myrna Medina, mentora de familias que tienen niños con sordoceguera, comparte con nosotros sus reflexiones sobre el duelo y la pérdida.
Howard Rosenblum, the person moving their hands is the lawyer
Howard's unwavering dedication and hard work have undoubtedly played a major role in the advancements made in captioning and accessibility.