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FCC Reinstates Rules Requiring Video Description for Television Programming. Full Compliance Required by 7/1/12

March 25, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a requirement under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 to use video description for certain television programming. Video description is narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements that are inserted into pauses in the program's dialogue. These descriptions improve access to television for people who are blind or visually impaired. Full compliance with the rules is required by July 1, 2012. This link opens a PDF document.