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New Rule: Mandatory Closed Captioning for Televisions in Public Spaces

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Ordinance Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

October 22, 2021 — On Wednesday, September 29, the City of Santa Fe Governing Body Unanimously Approved Ordinance 2021-21, an Ordinance Relating to Closed Captions. The Ordinance requires “places of public accommodation” such as restaurants, bars, hotels, and gyms to have closed captions activated on any television that is available to the public and capable of displaying closed captions. The intent is to ensure that television in public places is accessible to all members of the community.

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