Accessible Emergency Information Rules Become Effective


On April 9, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission released the Emergency Information Order, which adopted rules requiring that emergency information provided in video programming be made accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and that certain apparatus be capable of delivering video description and emergency information to those individuals. With the exception of those requiring approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the rules became effective on June 24, 2013. OMB recently approved the remaining rules promulgated in the Emergency Information Order, and those rules became effective on April 16, 2014.

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