[Athen] DOJ - Survey on web captioning

Laurie Vasquez vasquez at sbcc.edu
Thu May 12 15:47:02 PDT 2016

Today the Department of Justice published a Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)
Notice in the Federal Register indicating that the Department will submit
an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review and approval. The proposed information collection is
titled *Assessing the Potential Monetized Benefits of Captioning Web
Content for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing*
is intended to solicit information about the perceived monetary value of
captioning on Web sites from individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Department is not suggesting that people with disabilities be asked to
pay for captioning, but is merely soliciting information about the
theoretical monetary value that they place on the captioning of Web content
in order to help the Department quantify the benefits of captioning on Web
sites. The Department hopes the information collected will assist it in the
preparation of future regulatory assessments, which are required by
Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies are
encouraged. *Comments will be accepted until July 11, 2016.* The PRA Notice
provides more detailed information on the types of comments that the
Department is seeking. The PRA Notice can be found at 81 FR 29577,
available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-11151
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