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Oppose Requests for TV Programs without Closed Captions – National Association of the Deaf:

NAD Action Center

Oppose Requests for TV Programs without Closed Captions

To refer others to this page, please use:
http://www.nad.org/opposeTVwithoutCC

The deadline for this action is March 27, 2007

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Explanation:

In September 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a new category of TV programs that did not need closed captions:

(1) programs that were produced by a non-profit organization;
(2) that paid to broadcast their TV program; and
(3) the organization said the cost for closed captioning would result in reducing or stopping their TV program or other important activities.

Then the FCC approved almost 300 of these TV programs to be shown without closed captions.

In October 2006, the NAD, along with TDI and…

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