Closed Captioning

Kathy Turnquist (
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:08:55 -0700 (PDT)

What are the regulations concerning closed captioning for
videos? I have found information on FCC regulations for
captioning of televised video programming subsequent to the
1996 Telecommunications Act. What I have not been able to
determine is what requirements exist for closed captioning
of packaged videos.

I had been under the impression (perhaps mistakenly) that
videos produced subsequent to 1998 were required to include
captioning. However, we just purchased an educational video
produced in 2001 that is not captioned. Can anyone help
clarify this or suggest a site where I might find this
information? (I did email the FCC's info address, but they
have not responded.)

Thanks in advance.

Kathleen A. Turnquist, Director
Audio Visual Institute of DuPage