Must local emergency broadcasts be made accessible?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that video programming distributors (like broadcasters and cable operators) make local emergency information accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. This means that if emergency information is provided aurally, such information also must be provided in a visual format. More information can be found in the FCC consumer facts document Emergency Video Programming Accessibility to Persons with Hearing and Visual Disabilities.
Last update or review: January 23, 2013