FCC closed captioning rules
We at Lingopot adhere to FCC’s regulations for TV closed captioning guarantee that deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers have complete access to programs, address captioning quality, and provide video programming distributors and programmer’s direction.
The regulations apply to all captioned television programs.
Captions must be accurate in matching the dialogue’s spoken words and conveying background noises and other sounds to the most significant degree feasible.
The regulations differentiate between pre-recorded, live, and near-live content and clarify how the requirements apply to each, acknowledging the increased challenges of captioning live and near-live programs.
(The captioning of home movies, DVDs, and video games is not regulated by the FCC.)
Public service announcements that are less than 10 minutes long and are not paid for with federal funds, programming broadcast between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., and mainly textual content are all self-implementing exemptions.
There is also an exception for non-news programming created locally that has no repeat value.
Visit our website at www.lingopot.com for a complete list of self-implementing exemptions.