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[text] IPCC dates and rules have been published

From: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:43:16 +0000
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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(Pardon the cross posts.)

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued its final rules for delivering closed captions over IP.  The full ruling, published on Friday, March 30, is available atů

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/03/30/2012-7247/closed-captioning-of-internet-protocol-delivered-video-programming-implementation-of-the

Here's the part that says when the rules take effect, beginning September 30, 2012:
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/03/30/2012-7247/closed-captioning-of-internet-protocol-delivered-video-programming-implementation-of-the#p-388
(read paragraphs b1, b2, b3 and b4)

Note that SMPTE-TT is named as a safe-harbor format here:
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/03/30/2012-7247/closed-captioning-of-internet-protocol-delivered-video-programming-implementation-of-the#p-283


A few rulings are exempt from the timeline defined above.  A timeline for these specific items will be announced by the FCC at a later date.   These items pertain to such things as:

-- the obligation of video program owners to provide captions to distributors that are of at least the same quality as those provided at the time of the original broadcast;
-- exemptions for video program providers;
-- the processes for filing complaints;
-- hardware exemptions.

Geoff/NCAM
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