Thread Subject: Re: Today's and future AV subcomm meetings
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Thu, Dec 14 2006 3:00 PM
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Re: Definitions: Thanks for these terms and definitions. We already have a
Definitions page, under Subpart A, since that's where the regs put them last
time. I have added your terms to that page:
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Goldberg [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:15 PM
> To: TEITAC AV list
> Subject: Re: [teitac-video] Today's and future AV subcomm meetings
> All of this has been posted in a new Definitions/Verbiage
> section (which awaits the W3C definitions of closed captions
> and video description (from Andrew).
> - Larry
> Karen Peltz Strauss wrote:
> > As promised, here are the FCC definitions you requested.
> If someone
> > could post this to the Wiki, that would be great:
> > FCC definition for closed captioning (47 CFR Sec 79.1(a)(4)): "The
> > visual display of the audio portion of video programming
> pursuant to
> > the technical specifications set forth in part 15 of this chapter."
> > FCC defintion of video description (47 CFR Sec. 79.3(a)(3)): "The
> > insertion of audio narrated descriptions of a television
> program's key
> > visual elements into the natural pauses between the
> program's dialogue."
> > (Although the FCC's rules on video description were
> generally repealed
> > by a federal court, they remain in tact for emergency
> programming, and
> > so for that purpose, this definition is still law.)
> > As for the Section 255 requirement for working with people with
> > disabilities, that requirement is contained both in 47 CFR Sections
> > 6.7 and 7.7, both of which state:
> > "(a) Manufacturers and service providers shall evaluate the
> > accessibility, usability, and compatibility of equipment
> and services
> > covered by this part and shall incorporate such evaluation
> > product design, development, and fabrication, as early and
> consistently as possible.
> > Manufacturers and service providers shall identify barriers to
> > accessibility and usability as part of such a product
> design and development process.
> > (b) In developing such a process, manufacturers and service
> > shall consider the following factors, as the manufacturers
> deems appropriate:
> > ***
> > (3) Working cooperatively with appropriate disability-related
> > organizations; and
> > (4) Making reasonable efforts to validate any unproven access
> > solutions through testing with individuals with
> disabilities or with
> > appropriate disability-related organizations that have established
> > expertise with individuals with disabilities."
> > The last section is one that we should pay particular
> attention to.
> > If "closed captioning" is generally provided in a certain
> way - e.g.,
> > on the same screen as the video being shown - and an agency
> comes up
> > with a novel way of providing the captions - for example on a
> > teleprompter-like screen next to the video, the agency
> should at least
> > validate this "unproven access solution" with people with
> > (i.e., the audience) who will be using that access solution.
> > Karen (Strauss)
> > Communication Service for the Deaf
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Larry Goldberg" < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > To: "TEITAC AV list" < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:39 PM
> > Subject: [teitac-video] Today's and future AV subcomm meetings
> >> We had a very productive session today, with follow-up materials,
> >> links, info and draft language to be posted on the Wiki
> soon. Be sure
> >> to check it frequently so you can get your input on the
> new stuff to the group.
> >> We have canceled the next scheduled meeting (Dec. 27) and will
> >> instead meet on both Jan. 3 and Jan. 10 (3pm ET for an hour). The
> >> same call-in number will be used:
> >> 866-705-2554
> >> The passcode is: 771578
> >> Federal Relay Captioning web addresses will be posted once Thomas
> >> Brett books the service.
> >> Have a great holiday season and new year!
> >> - Larry
> >> Larry Goldberg, Director
> >> Media Access Group at WGBH
> >> 125 Western Ave.
> >> Boston, MA 02134
> >> voice: 617-300-3722
> >> fax: 617-300-1035
> >> TTY: 617-300-2489
> >> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >> access.wgbh.org
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