YouTube Invites Viewers To Blow The Whistle On Publishers That Don’t Have Closed Captions

Over the summer the FCC mandated that by the end of September all television networks and online video sites providing TV content would have to provide closed captions. Now that the new law has gone into effect, YouTube has launched an initiative to hold these publishers to the new rule, asking viewers to call them out on content that has yet to be captioned.

Over the summer the FCC mandated that by the end of September all television networks and online video sites providing TV content would have to provide closed captions.  Now that the new law has gone into effect, YouTube has launched an initiative to hold these publishers to the new rule, asking viewers to call them out on content that has yet to be captioned.

Janko Roettgers of GigaOM reports that YouTube has created a special web form that lets viewers report content that they believe should be required by law to contain closed captions but does not.  When a user submits a complaint it will be forwarded to the content provider.  If you submit a complaint, YouTube will forward the content providers answer to you.