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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Closed Captioning

On December 18, 2015, the City of Portland’s Ordinance that requires activation of closed captioning on televisions in public areas becomes effective. Under this requirement, any person owning or managing a public facility must activate closed captioning on any closed-captioned television receiver in use in any public area during regular hours.

A “public facility” has the same meaning as a place of public accommodation, defined in ORS 659A.400 (2013). More specifically, a public facility means any place or service offering to the public accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges where in the nature of goods, services, lodgings, amusements, transportation or otherwise; any place that is open to the public and owned or maintain by a public body; any service to the public that is provided by the public body.

A “public area” means any part of a public facility that is open to the general public.


Frequently Asked Questions regarding closed captioning


Benefits of closed captioning


Information regarding enforcement