This is the Caption Action 2 newsletter for October 2012.
We like to start off with good news, so here is some that many of you have waited for. Just in case you don't know already, here it is:
Netflix and the National Association of the Deaf reached an agreement whereby 100% of Netflix's programming will be closed captioned by 2014! Details on NAD's website: http://www.nad.org/news/2012/10/netflix-and-national-association-deaf-reach-historic-agreement-provide-100-closed-capti.
The September 30, 2012 deadline for Internet captioning of television programs not edited for Internet broadcast, has already passed. Keep your eyes on the next deadline coming up. Here is the language from the Federal Communications Commission's page on Internet captioning (http://www.fcc.gov/guides/captioning-internet-video-programming):
March 30, 2013: Live and near-live video programming must be captioned on the Internet if it is shown on TV with captions on or after March 30, 2013. Near-live video programming is defined as programming that is performed and recorded less than 24 hours before being shown on TV for the first time.
Read more: http://www.causes.com/causes/306249-caption-action-2-internet-closed-captioning/actions/1692712
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