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FCC To Host Roundtable on Closed Captioning for PEG

The session will review the benefits of captioning PEG programming.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the FCC plans to hold a roundtable event to discuss closed captioning of public, educational and governmental (PEG) access programming.

On Nov. 10, the session “Why Caption PEG Programming?” will review the benefits of captioning PEG programming, and will provide an overview of the current rules governing the provision of closed captions on video programming.

Led by Suzy Rosen Singleton with the Disability Rights Office in the CGB, the roundtable will include Eliot Greenwald, deputy chief of the Disability Rights Office; Amanda Maisels, deputy chief of the Disability Rights Section at the Department of Justice; Claude Stout, executive director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; and Mike Wassenaar, president of the Alliance for Community Media.

The event will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC headquarters from 1-5 pm Eastern on Nov. 10.