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Ottawa, 9 January 2009

Re: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services for persons with disabilities, Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-8 and Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-8 (Notice 2008-8)

This is to advise you of the current filing deadlines with respect to this proceeding:

12 January 2009 : Final Reply, excluding (i) comments on the preliminary report of the CAB closed captioning working groups and (ii) comments on the report on the results of the closed captioning validation exercises;

19 January 2009: Comments on the preliminary report of the CAB closed captioning working groups and comments on the report on the results of the validation exercises;

26 January 2009: Responses to 19 December 2008 interrogatories;

3 February 2009: Comments on responses to the 19 December 2008 interrogatories;

10 February 2009: CAB final report on standards and solutions to closed captioning issues

Please continue to monitor the CRTC website for submissions and information about this proceeding.

Martine Vallee
Director, Social Policy / Directrice, Politique sociale
CRTC
(819) 997-9254