WASHINGTON—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made it a priority to implement the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and with the adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) the organization looks to promote universal communication access for the blind and sight-impaired to popular video programming. The NPRM recommends that video description rules expand the availability of video described programming.
The item would look to expand the number of non-broadcast networks required to provide video description from the top five to the top 10; it would also expand it for broadcast networks from the top four to the top five. The NPRM would also expand the required number of hours to be video described.
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