Thread Subject: Re: Braille Displays
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From: Larry Goldberg
Date: Thu, Nov 16 2006 12:30 PM
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I may be behind the times on this, but is there a refreshable Braille
display that can handle the display of caption text at the speed the text is
sent out? I would think the text of the descriptions would be needed to,
I would suggest that there would need to be some software development in the
field of timed-text to enable the extraction of the caption text in a form
that is compatible with refreshable Braille displays. Short of that, I
would think the availability of transcript becomes even more important for
Brett, Thomas F wrote:
>>> We can certainly make the recommendation that transcript versions of
>>> captions and descriptions are always available.
> I would think that a Deaf/Blind person should be able to access the
> captioning in a real time mode.
> Tom Brett,
> Section 508 Coordinator
> US Office of Personnel Management
> Rm 6H34A
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> Disabled does not mean Unable
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> Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:
> "> Shouldn't there be a provision to insure that this information is
>> available to the Deaf/Blind thru Braille Display?
> We can certainly make the recommendation that transcript versions of
> captions and descriptions are always available. That is not part of the
> current standard, but we should raise it.
> Do you want to add your comment to the wiki?
> I agree that this is a good idea, it just changes the 1194.31 functional
> requirements. Someone should bring that up, or we should cross talk
> with that group on this topic.
> Allen Hoffman -- 202-447-0303