Upcoming Rule: Closed Captions Will Be Required for In-flight Entertainment | cielo24

Upcoming Rule: Closed Captions Will Be Required for In-flight Entertainment

  • January 17, 2017
  • Nicole Flynn
  • Accessibility

Historic Captioning Agreement Requires Closed Captions for In-flight Entertainment on US Airlines

After negotiations between members of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee), including the National Association of the Deaf, closed captions will be required for in-flight entertainment, along with other accessibility provisions.

The ACCESS Advisory committee consists of disability advocacy organizations, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and content providers. During a 7-month negotiation process, the committee worked to address accessible in-flight entertainment and communications, accessible lavatories, [...]

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