Video description is audio-narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the program's dialogue. Video description makes television programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

1-12-18   FCC Begins Process to Update List of Included Nonbroadcast Networks Under Video Description Rules (DA 18-42).
Public Notice: Word || PDF

11-22-17  FCC Authorizes Permissive Use of the Next Generation TV Broadcast Transmission Standard (MB Docket No. 16-142) (FCC-17-158).
News Release:  Word  ||  PDF
Order and FNPRM:  Word  ||  PDF

Video description is audio-narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the program's dialogue. Video description makes television programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

1-12-18   FCC Begins Process to Update List of Included Nonbroadcast Networks Under Video Description Rules (DA 18-42).
Public Notice: Word || PDF

11-22-17  FCC Authorizes Permissive Use of the Next Generation TV Broadcast Transmission Standard (MB Docket No. 16-142) (FCC-17-158).
News Release:  Word  ||  PDF
Order and FNPRM:  Word  ||  PDF

late 14c., from Old French description (12c.) and directly from Latin descriptionem (nominative descriptio ) "representation, description, copy," noun of action from past participle stem of describere "write down, transcribe, copy, sketch," from de- "down" (see de- ) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)).


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