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FCC votes for additional requirements on video clips shown on the Internet

July 14, 2014 0 Comments
FCC votes for additional requirements on video clips shown on the Internet

The FCC will require closed captioning for more online videos, beginning in 2015. In particular, clips of programs that have formerly aired on broadcast TV with closed captions will be required to have captions when shown on the Net.

The rules would not apply to YouTube clips or Netflix videos that have never aired on TV.

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FCC to decide on rules for closed captioning of video clips over Internet Protocol (IP)

July 11, 2014 0 Comments
FCC to decide on rules for closed captioning of video clips over Internet Protocol (IP)

Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Clips: The Commission will re-consider captioning of video clips when delivered using (IP) Internet protocol, ensuring that individuals with hearing disabilities are able to enjoy the full benefits of broadband technology.

The hearing takes place today, Friday, July 11, from 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Central). The proceedings, which take place at the FCC’s offices in Washington, DC, can be viewed via live streaming.

To watch the meeting right here, click on ‘Continue Reading’ or simply click the arrow on the video screen. Also, you can watch on the FCC website at http://www.fcc.gov/live

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Finally! A really good use for Google Glass!

May 28, 2014 2 Comments

Google Glass is being used at BYU to project sign interpreters onto Glass worn by deaf students in the campus planetarium who cannot see the interpreter when the lights are down for the show! Now THAT’s a good use for Glass!

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