FCC to Host Video Programming Accessibility Forum


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Media Bureau, together with the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, will co-host a forum on December 2 to explore the state of closed captioning availability for online video programming.

The event will also see participants discuss ways to enhance accessibility, including the Commission’s authority to adopt new rules.

Furthermore, the Forum will explore current and prospective best practices and other existing or possible voluntary efforts that could enhance the availability of closed captioning online.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is scheduled to welcome Forum participants, while Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will deliver keynote remarks.

The Forum will include two panels that will feature speakers such as television, cable, and online video programming distributors, academics and consumer advocates.

Additional details about the December 2 forum, including a full event agenda, can be found
here: https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2021/12/video-programming-accessibilityforum-online-closed-captioning.