Video Programming Accessibility Forum – Online Closed Captioning

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host the Video Programming Accessibility Forum – Online Closed Captioning on December 2, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm Eastern Time.  The Forum will explore the state of closed captioning availability for online video programming and discuss ways to enhance accessibility. The Forum also will explore current and prospective best practices and other efforts that could enhance the availability of closed captioning online.

This public online event will be captioned and sign language interpreted via  Additional reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request by emailing or calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice).

The public and interested stakeholders can join this discussion by sending questions during the event to  An agenda and more materials will be available on the events page.

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FCC Public Notice:

General information about the FCC’s IP closed captioning requirements is available at   For specific questions, please contact Joshua Mendelsohn, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC, at or Diana Sokolow, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division, Media Bureau, FCC, at  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call Joshua Mendelsohn or the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).