Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Described TV and Accessible Higher Ed Materials Gaining Ground

Screenshot of AFB's press release

Two updates are worth noting this week for advocates of people with visual impairments.

Described TV

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has increased the number of hours of television that must be provided with audio description.  There will be a 75% increase in the number of required hours of described TV provided by the nation's leading broadcast and nonbroadcast networks.  Read more in FCC Expands Video Description Rules.

 

Higher Education and Instructional Materials

A comprehensive higher education reform bill explicitly calls for the development of guidelines to assist colleges and universities with their current legal obligations to ensure an accessible instructional experience. 

Learn more.