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NATOA Files Comments With FCC Regarding PEG Labeling

NATOA, the National Association of Counties, and the US Conference of Mayors jointly filed comments with the FCC asserting that the Commission has the legal authority to require cable operators to carry PEG programming description information on their on-screen menus in order to increase meaningful access to programming for the blind and visually impaired.  “In order for audible on-screen menus to have functional utility to the visually impaired, the on-screen menu itself should be populated with information that is meaningful and helpful in program selection… . [T]he on-screen menu itself should be populated with information that is meaningful and helpful in program selection.” Simply labeling PEG programming as “local government access” fails to “provide the visually impaired viewer sufficient information to make a meaningful program selection.”

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