Marlaina from ACB Radio reminds us all about an upcoming FCC workshop
covering the impact of the impending digital television (DTV) conversion on
people with disabilities.

This subject arose on my show this evening, and i promised to post this far
and wide. Here is a copy of the e-mail I received from Jill Pender of the
FCC regarding their upcoming workshop on conversion from analog to digital
tv. Let's keep asking why our video description has not been restored. Or,
when might we expect it to be restored.


I am so glad that you are interested in the February 28 workshop. Eric
Bridges, Director of Advocacy and Government for the American Council of the
Blind will be participating as a panelist and we are looking forward to his

A live, open-captioned webcast of the hearing will be available at the FCC's
website at on a first-come, first-served
basis. The webcast will remain available after the Workshop in the FCC's
website archives.

We also encourage questions from listeners. During the Workshop, the public
can e-mail questions for the panelists to .

If you have any more questions about the program, feel free to email me
directly or call me at 202-418-2947.
Jill Pender
Consumer Bureau – FCC