EDUDEAF: Proposed Rulemaking on Captioning and Video Description

Key words: Information, Technologies for Deaf/HH

Subj: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Captioning and Video Description
Date: 97-01-21 22:55:50 EST
From: berke@EROLS.COM (Steve and Jamie Berke)
Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)
Reply-to: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)

To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF)

My apologies to those of you who are seeing this on other deaf related mailing lists, but for the benefit of those of you who are not on those mailing lists, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has just posted the complete 72-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Captioning and Video Description. It is at http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Notices/1997/fcc97004.wp.

Comment Date: February 28, 1997

Reply Comment Date: March 24, 1997

If you can reply to it, please do; the FCC is coming under pressure from broadcasters to not be too strict with its requirements. Just the other day, I found an article on an e-zine titled "FCC: Closed captioning may create 'economic burden'" at
http://www.mediacentral.com:80/Magazines/CableWorld/News96/1997011306.htm/539128 [Cable World, part of Media Central].

Uploaded by: B.J. Lawrence / Kent State University / Deaf Education Major