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Comment Period for Movie Captioning NPRM Is Now Open

August 1, 2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

On August 1, 2014, the Justice Department Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, (NPRM) proposing to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act Title III regulation to provide closed movie captioning and audio description to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies, will be published in the Federal Register and will be open for public comment. The comment period will close on September 30, 2014.

The Department is very interested in the publics views on this NPRM, including the answers to the many questions that are posed throughout the document.

Beginning August 1, 2014 you may submit comments, identified by CRT Docket No. 126 or RIN 1190-AA63, by any of the following methods:

  • Online at Follow the websites instructions for submitting comments.
  • Regular U. S. mail: Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P. O. Box 2885, Fairfax, VA 22031-0885.
  • Overnight, courier, or hand delivery: Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 4039, Washington, D. C. 20005.

For more information about the NPRM, please visit the Departments ADA website at A direct link to the page for submitting comments will be added to after the NPRM is published.

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