Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Caption Action 2: February 2013 Newsletter

This is the Caption Action 2 newsletter for February 2013.

First, a quick reminder: Next month is a very important milestone for internet captioning law. By March 30, 2013, live and near-live video programming must be captioned online if it is shown on regular TV. The exact language from the Federal Communications Commission consumer guide ( is reproduced below:

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.

An example of this type of programming is Dateline NBC. Dateline NBC is partially live, and the captioning is done live on regular television.

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