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FCC Announces Implementation Schedule for New Closed Captioning Rules

Apr 12 2012

On January 13, 2012, the FCC released a Report and Order adopting rules for closed captioning of video programming delivered using Internet protocol (the “IP closed captioning rules”).  These new closed captioning rules were published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012, and will generally become effective 30 days later, on April 30, 2012.

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Hearing Loss and eBook Accessibility Survey

Apr 10 2012

Rose Rummel-Eury is collecting data to prepare for an article for Publishers Weekly, the magazine devoted to the publishing industry. Ms. Eury works as a typesetting and conversion vendor for publishers. Within the next five years, school systems and publishers will provide more and more content in e-format and will want the content to be interactive. It has been predicted that there will be an increased need for captioning in those ebooks that contain audio and video. Ms. Eury’s article will be written for publishers who need to understand the need for readers with hearing loss to understand audio and video. If you have any questions about this survey, please send an email to Rose Rummel-Eury.

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DOJ’s 2010 ADA Standards Go into Effect

Apr 10 2012

The Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 "ADA" in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design "2010 Standards" or "Standards". The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

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