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FCC Releases Report to Congress on Video Description

October 9, 2019
Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

On October 9, 2019, the FCC released its second report to Congress on Video Description, as required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The purpose of the CVAA is to help ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to fully utilize emerging communications services and equipment and better access video programming.

This report examines various aspects of video description, including the amount and types of described video programming; consumer usage and benefits; the costs of creating described video programming; and the need for additional described programming.

Links to the FCC Report to Congress:
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1023A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1023A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1023A1.txt

For general information about video description, please visit the FCC’s webpage: https://www.fcc.gov/general/video-description. For specific questions regarding this report, contact Diana Sokolow, Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov. (202) 418-0588. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone). Individuals using a text teletypewriter (TTY) may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.


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