Closed captioning ensures equal access to television information, news, and entertainment.
As a deaf/hard of hearing person, I rely on television captioning every day.
I strongly support the comments submitted by the National Association of the Deaf
o Closed captioning rules must be changed to require real-time captioning for local
news programs nationwide.
o The FCC must establish minimum standards for closed captions.
o Closed captions should be monitored to find and fix problems quickly.
o Closed caption compliance reports should be filed every three months.
o The FCC should establish fines for closed captioning violations.
o Broadcasters with more than $3,000,000 revenue per year must caption the
programs on all of their ?multicast? channels, not just their main channel.