Almost 10 years after consumer groups filed a petition with the FCC requesting standards for caption quality, the FCC has acted. On February 20, at their Open Meeting the FCC voted unanimously to upgrade TV closed captioning quality.
HLAA, along with other consumer groups, have provided input at every stage of the process. We applaud Chairman Tom Wheeler for setting his sight on the goal of inclusion for people with disabilities as among his first priorities after taking the helm November 4, 2013. We also thank the Commissioners and staff at the FCC who put in endless hours of work on this item.