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Live Captioning for Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) Channels

Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) stations are local cable channels that broadcast essential community programming such as city council meetings, school board meetings, and county planning and zoning meetings. However, the content on PEG channels extends beyond these topics, encompassing a variety of local interests and activities. PEG channels are closely monitored to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 accessibility regulations.

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PEG Channel Obligations

Operators of PEG channels must adhere to the same closed captioning rules as all television stations, with additional obligations under the ADA. As Title II entities, PEG channels, which are often funded by local government budgets, must provide services to accommodate persons with disabilities, regardless of FCC exemptions. This includes adherence to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA, ensuring that all programming is accessible to viewers with disabilities.

The Federal Communications Commission’s Rules on PEG channels can be found here.

Value & Benefits

PEG channels play a crucial role in connecting residents to their communities and fostering civic engagement on local issues that directly impact their lives. With 48 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing, access to PEG programming is a fundamental right of American citizenship. Providing captioning for PEG channels ensures that these valuable community resources are accessible to everyone.

Captioning PEG content offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Civic Participation: Ensuring that all community members can engage with local government and educational content.
  • Legal Compliance: Meeting the requirements of the ADA and Section 508, avoiding potential legal issues.
  • Community Inclusivity: Demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity by making local programming accessible to all residents.

By offering live captioning services for PEG channels, Aberdeen supports community engagement and accessibility, ensuring that everyone can participate in local governance and education. Our professional captioning services enhance the value of PEG channels, making them more inclusive and effective in serving their communities.


The Aberdeen Advantage

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At Aberdeen Broadcast Services, we understand that the quality of our captioning is only as good as the professionals and technology behind it. That’s why we offer both human and AI-powered captioning solutions, tailored to your specific needs.

Our team consists of highly trained, experienced human captioners, equipped with the largest known dictionaries in the industry. We ensure that the best captioner is chosen for your particular program genre. While we guarantee our human captioners write 200 words per minute with 98% accuracy or higher, many can type 250 to 300+ words per minute. You can always rely on our live writers to be on time, dependable, and precise.

Our AI-powered captions provide impressive accuracy for those looking for a cost-effective alternative. These solutions are ideal for clients needing high-quality captions at a lower cost.

In addition to our skilled human captioners and cutting-edge AI technology, our clients enjoy a range of unique services:

  • 23 years in the broadcast and captioning industry
  • 24/7 live captioning support
  • Transcripts available upon request after every event
  • Multiple caption file formats for post-production use and archiving
  • Cutting-edge, individualized solutions tailored to your needs

Discover the Aberdeen difference today and make your content accessible to everyone, everywhere, in real time.

"We only trust Aberdeen with our flagship, prime-time news programs. When only the most accurate and reliable live captioning solution will do, we will continue to depend on our long-time captioning partner to deliver the highest quality possible day in and day out."
Charles H.
One America News Network & AWE
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