FCC Rules Requiring Televised Emergency Information

On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared concerning the coronavirus outbreak.. The FCC has rules requiring televised emergency information to be accessible. See the below links for some helpful resources about accessible televised emergency information:

Consumer Guide: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/accessibility-emergency-information-television
American Sign Language video: https://youtu.be/0w-VHwdi7WE
Detailed Public Notice about the obligation to make televised emergency information accessible: https://www.fcc.gov/document/emergency-information-tv-accessibility-requirements
If you have specific complaints about accessibility, please contact DRO at (202) 418-2518 (voice), (844) 432-2275 (American Sign Language video support direct line), or dro@fcc.gov. You may also file a complaint online by visiting http://www.fcc.gov/accessibilitycomplaints.

For general information, visit http://www.fcc.gov/general/access-emergency-information-television. For specific questions, please contact Debra Patkin, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office (DRO), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 870-5226 or Debra.Patkin@fcc.gov.

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