Comment Deadline for Federal Communications Commission Proposal on Expanding Audio Description Requirements
June 22, 2020, is the comment deadline for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal on expanding audio description requirements. As we mentioned in a previous article, each year for four years the FCC proposes to expand its video description regulations by phasing them in for an additional 10 designated market areas (DMAs), beginning on January 1, 2021.
Communication with people with deaf-blindness during COVID-19
COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted the way we all relate and communicate. Due to social distancing, virtual tools have become more prevalent for working, studying, staying informed and communicating with family and friends, just to mention a few areas. For certain people, such as those with deaf-blindness, distancing presents great challenges for communication.
Angela Roth, ASL Services Holdings CEO, Named Puerto Rican Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at The 7th Women Who Lead Summit
Our dear friend Angela Roth, CEO of ASL Services Holdings, is presented with the Puerto Rican Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The 7th Women Who Lead SummitTM, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This year’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding female entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Puerto Rican Latino community.
National Association of the Deaf Reached Settlement with MIT to Caption Online Content
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced on February 18th a "landmark settlement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)" similar to one reached with Harvard University last November.
Vocal Music Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language at Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando
We are very happy to share with you that Timucua Arts Foundation is offering a new series of vocal music performances interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and hard of hearing. The series features two concerts by contemporary Jazz vocalists, one classical voice recital, and a performance by the Helena collective, a contemporary vocal ensemble. The series is made possible in part by an Accessibility grant from United Arts of Central Florida.
National Association of the Deaf Reached Settlement with Harvard to Improve Online Accessibility
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced on November 27th a "landmark settlement with Harvard University that institutes a series of new guidelines to make the university's website and online resources accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
New Detailed Voice Guidance in Google Maps developed by and for People with Visual Impairment
Last Thursday, Google released a new version of Google Maps developed by and for People with Visual Impairment. This new version includes detailed audible walking directions for people with visual impairment.
Prodigious Kodi Lee wins America's Got Talent
A great talent is shinning! Kodi Lee won season 14 of America's Got Talent last week.
Send comments about live captioning to FCC
If you are a user of captions, remember that you can always send your comments about problems with captioned programs to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).