TDI, along with the listed consumer groups, filed a reply comment to the Federal Communications Commission. This comment concerns its public notice to refresh the record in the closed captioning display settings filing.

Closed Captioning Display

Industry commenters urged the Commission to be inactive toward the caption display settings accessibility. Yet, we urged the Commission to act quickly to ensure that the caption display settings are readily accessible. This is possible through technological devices and interfaces. The problem is that the caption display settings were inaccessible for the past 6 years. Futhermore, there were no improvements despite the industries’ claim that they did improve the settings.

The Commission does have the full authority to act under the Television Decoder Circuitry Act (TDCA) and the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). Thus, we urged the Commission to require the industries to comply within 1 year of the new rules’ effective date and ignore the industry commenters’ requests for lengthy deadlines. In addition, The rules set forth by the Commission should provide a reasonable implementation deadline of one year and defer any consideration of waivers and achievability to individual requests.

For more information about TDI’s filing addressing the Reply Comments of Accessibility Advocacy and Research Organizations, visit the filing and full list of signatories at the following link.

closed captioning display settings 


MB 12-108 — User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus

Special Thanks to:



TDI. Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA)closed captioning display settings , Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization (CPADO), Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD), Deaf Seniors of America (DSA), Gallaudet University (Captioning DRRP), Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NASADHH), National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Interface & Information Technology Access (IT-RERC), RIT/NTID Center on Access Technology (CAT), Turtle Island Hand Talk

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