FCC Requires Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips

Andrew Philips, from NAD, explains what new rule means when FCC is now requiring Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips.  For full transcripts, click on the video.

What happened?

Back in 2010 the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was passed. The CVAA requires all programs and videos shown on TV with captions to have captions when shown online. However, the FCC exempted video clips from coverage under the CVAA.

What was decided?

The FCC decided to reverse the exemption, thanks to Chairman Wheeler and the other Commissioners — they all voted in favor of requiring captions on video clips.

When will this new rule be enforced?

By January 1, 2016, all online video clips taken directly from TV must be captioned.

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