Closed captioning is an assistive technology for the hearing impaired that displays the audio portion of a television signal as printed words on the television screen. Closed captions are hidden as encoded data within the television signal, and a viewer wishing to see the captions must use a set-top decoder or a television with built-in decoder circuitry. Since July 1993, all television sets with screens 13 inches or larger have been manufactured with built-in decoder circuitry.
New regulations have recently gone into effect regarding similar closed captioning on certain website video presentations.
CBS4 WHBF-TV broadcasts contain closed captioning. If you experience problems with closed captioning on your television set or on internet video presentations covered under the provision, please contact us so that we can remedy the situation or provide assistance. Please contact J.D. Walls, Director of Broadcast Operations at 309-786-5441 x206 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM. After hours, use 309-236-0612. You may also write to J.D. Walls, c/o CBS4 WHBF-TV, 231 18th Street, Rock Island, IL or send a fax to 309-788-4975, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that most of the programming on The Live Well Network (WHBF 4.2) is currently exempt from closed captioning rules.