[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6113-6114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2754]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[DA 12-15]


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

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the next meeting of the Video 
Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (``Committee'' or 
``VPAAC''). The Committee will continue developing recommendations for 
the Commission regarding the provision of video description, access to 
emergency programming, and access to user interfaces, menus, and 
programming guides viewed on equipment used to deliver video 
programming, as required in the Twenty-First Century Communications and 
Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). This and all meetings of the 
VPAAC are open to the public.

DATES: The Committee's next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 
9, 2012, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Gregory, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-2498 (voice), (202) 418-1169 (TTY), email: 
Pam.Gregory@fcc.gov; or Alison Neplokh, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1083, 
email: Alison.Neplokh@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 7, 2010, in document DA 10-2320, 
Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the establishment and appointment 
of members of the VPAAC, following a nominations period that closed on 
November 1, 2010. The purpose of the VPAAC is to develop 
recommendations on closed captioning of Internet programming previously 
captioned on television; the compatibility between video programming 
delivered using Internet protocol and devices capable of receiving and 
displaying such programming 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 months of its first meeting, the VPAAC 
submitted its recommendations to the Commission concerning the 
provision of closed captions for Internet-delivered video programming 
and the ability of video devices to pass through closed captions 
contained on Internet-based video programming. By April 8, 2012, the 
VPAAC shall submit recommendations on the remaining issues listed 
above. At the February 9, 2012 VPAAC meeting, members will continue to 
develop recommendations for the Commission regarding video description, 
access to emergency programming, and access to user interfaces, menus, 
and programming guides viewed on equipment used to deliver video 
programming. To request materials in accessible formats for people with

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disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov 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. 2012-2754 Filed 2-6-12; 8:45 am]
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