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Closed Captioning & Diversity Policy

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is designed to assist deaf or hearing-impaired people, English Language Learners, young children learning to read and many others by displaying the dialogue or transcript of the audio portion of the program as printed words on the television screen.

All programming provided by Idaho Public Television complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality. Programming provided by PBS complies with these regulations by either: (i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2); (ii) adopting and following the "Video Programmer Best Practices" set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or (iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d), including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the "electronic news room" technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.

Report an issue with Closed Captioning

To report an issue with closed captioning, such as closed captioning suddenly stopping or becoming garbled during a captioned program. Fill out the Form Below, Call or Mail.


(208) 373-7220 (Boise area) or
(800) 543-6868 (outside Boise area)


Idaho Public Television
1455 N Orchard St
Boise, ID 83706-2239

Diversity Policy

It is the policy of Idaho Public Television to create an environment that supports diversity in all aspects of employment and in the daily operation of the enterprise. This diversity policy also carries over to the communities we serve through programming, community outreach, and our involvement in local and national organizations that promote diversity and inclusion.

At Idaho Public Television we value the contributions of each unique individual regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, veteran status, religious or political beliefs or other ideologies. This policy not only applies to our employment practices but is manifested in our culture where we view diversity as a strength to be developed and encouraged.

We choose to take positive actions to promote and encourage diversity and the personal development of each full-time and part-time employee of our organization, and include individuals representing diverse groups in internships to provide a meaningful professional level experience to represent the diversity of the communities we serve, and to further public broadcasting's commitment to education.

Idaho Public Television is an equal opportunity employer. We have adopted and will always meet the standards of federal and state law, state statutes, our own Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, and F.C.C. diversity reporting requirements. In addition, as a State of Idaho agency, we support and abide by the State Board of Education's Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, and Sexual Harassment Policies. Since 2013, Idaho Public Television has held an annual diversity training program for management and staff that underscores our continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the organization.