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Revised as of January 19, 2021
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§ 79.106 Audio description and emergency information accessibility
requirements for recording devices.
(a) Effective May 26, 2015, all apparatus that is designed to record
video programming transmitted simultaneously with sound that is
provided by entities subject to § § 79.2 and 79.3 and is manufactured in
the United States or imported for use in the United States, must comply
with the provisions of this section except that apparatus must only do
so if it is achievable as defined in § 79.105(b)(3).
Note 1 to paragraph (a): Apparatus includes the physical device and the
video player(s) capable of displaying video programming transmitted
simultaneously with sound that manufacturers install into the devices
they manufacture before sale, whether in the form of hardware,
software, or a combination of both, as well as any video players
capable of displaying video programming transmitted simultaneously with
sound that manufacturers direct consumers to install after sale.
Note 2 to paragraph (a): This paragraph places no restrictions on the
importing, shipping, or sale of apparatus that were manufactured before
May 26, 2015.
(b) All apparatus subject to this section must enable the presentation
or the pass through of the secondary audio stream, which will
facilitate the provision of audio description signals and emergency
information (as that term is defined in § 79.2) such that viewers are
able to activate and de-activate the audio description as the video
programming is played back on a picture screen of any size.
(c) All apparatus subject to this section must comply with the
interconnection mechanism requirements in § 79.105(c).
[ 78 FR 31798 , May 24, 2013, as amended at 85 FR 76486 , Nov. 30, 2020]
Goto Section: 79.105 | 79.107
Goto Year: 2020 |
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