FCC Wants To Increase Video Descriptions
TVNewsCheck.com reports that the FCC yesterday voted to move forward with Media Bureau recommendations to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the amount of video-described programming for the benefit of the blind or visually impaired. The move is part of an ongoing update of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) that took effect in 2010. Congress
Video description makes video programming accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired by enabling audio-narration to describe key visual elements of a television program during pauses in the dialogue. Through video description, individuals who are blind or visually impaired can independently enjoy and follow popular television shows.