FCC Announces Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Captioning Technique Forum on May 10, 2019

The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) will host a forum regarding the use of enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) captioning procedures for local news programming.  The forum will take place on May 10, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time, in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC’s headquarters located at 445 12th Street, SW, in Washington, DC. The event will be open to the public and will also be webcast with open captioning at http://www.fcc.gov/live

HLAA Director of Public Policy Lise Hamlin is on the panel.

Link to Event Page and Agenda

URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2019/05/enhanced-ent-forum

Links to Public Notice Announcing the Enhanced ENT Forum

URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-enhanced-electronic-newsroom-technique-forum  

Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-270A1.docx   

PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-270A1.pdf          

Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-270A1.txt         

Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site.  Please submit requests for other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities as early as possible.  Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fulfill.  To request other reasonable accommodations or materials in accessible formats, e-mail fcc504@fcc.gov or call CGB at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).

For further information about the enhanced ENT rules, please see the Commission’s guide:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-15-208A1.docx and webpage regarding closed captioning on television:  https://www.fcc.gov/general/closed-captioning-video-programming-television.  For questions about this event, contact Debra Patkin, Disability Rights Office, CGB, 202-870-5226 (voice or videophone) or Debra.Patkin@fcc.gov.  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at 888-835-5322.