[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 67 (Thursday, April 7, 2011)]
[Pages 19356-19357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8211]



[DA 11-390]

Video Programming and Accessibility Advisory Committee; 
Announcement of Date of Next Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This document announces the next meeting of the Video 
Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (``Committee'' or 
``VPAAC''). The meeting will address the provision of closed captioning 
of Internet programming previously captioned on television, video 
description of television programming, accessible emergency information 
for people with vision disabilities delivered over video programming, 
video programming devices that can render closed captioning and video 
description, and accessible user interfaces, menus, and programming 
guides on video programming devices.

DATES: The Committee's next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 5, 
2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the headquarters of the Federal 
Communications Commission (``Commission'').

ADDRESSES:  Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Gregory, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, 202-418-2498 (voice), 202-418-1169 (TTY), or 
[email protected] (e-mail); or Alison Neplokh, Media Bureau, 202-418-
1083, [email protected] (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 7, 2010, in document DA-2320, 
Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the establishment and appointment 
of members of the VPAAC, following a nominations period that closed on 
November 1, 2010. This Committee is established in accordance with the 
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 
2010, Public Law 111-260 (``CVAA''). The purpose of the VPAAC is to 
develop recommendations on closed captioning of Internet

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programming previously captioned on television; the compatibility 
between video programming delivered using Internet protocol and devices 
capable of receiving and displaying such programming in order to 
facilitate access to captioning, video description and emergency 
information; video description and accessible emergency information on 
television programming delivered using Internet protocol or digital 
broadcast television; accessible user interfaces on video programming 
devices; and accessible programming guides and menus. Within six (6) 
months of its first meeting, the VPAAC shall submit recommendations 
concerning the provision of closed captions for Internet-delivered 
video programming and the ability of video devices to pass through or 
render closed captions contained on Internet-based video programming. 
By April 8, 2012, the VPAAC shall submit recommendations on the 
remaining issues listed above.
    Open captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided. 
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are 
available upon request. Please include a description of the 
accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need 
more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute 
requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-
mail to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).To request materials 
in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large 
print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to 
[email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 
(202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Federal Communications Commission.
Karen Peltz Strauss,
Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2011-8211 Filed 4-6-11; 8:45 am]