Public Notice Reminder on Video Program Distributors’ Obligation to Make Emergency Information Accessible

Public Notice Reminder on Video Program Distributors’ Obligation to
Make Emergency Information Accessible

On August 28, 2012, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
(CGB) released a Public Notice reminding video programming distributors
(VPDs) such as broadcasters, cable operators, and satellite television
services that deliver video programming directly to the home, of their
obligation tomake emergency information accessible to persons with
hearing and vision disabilities in accordance with section 79.2 of the
Commission’s rules.

Under section 79.2 of the Commission’s rules, emergency information
includes critical details about the emergency and information for
consumers on how to respond to the emergency. It also provides
information for consumers about how to contact their VPD or the
Commission regarding compliance with the rule.

For further information, contact Traci Randolph, Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office (202) 418-0569
(voice); (202) 418-0537 (TTY) or email [email protected]

Links to the Public Notice:

PDF version
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0828/DA-12-1408A1.pdf

Text version
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0828/DA-12-1408A1.txt

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