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From: Sean Hayes
Date: Tue, Sep 11 2007 10:55 AM
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I may also not be present.
EPG is software, and in theory should be covered by the Web/Software provisions, however this is another case where IP rears its ugly head. In many cases the EPG data is licensed by an operator from a vendor, and it is required to be implemented in such a fashion that the Player does not have programmatic access to that data, or is not allowed to propagate it outside of the box.
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Sent: 11 September 2007 17:11
To: TEITAC Audio/Video Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-video] Agenda for today's AV subcom meeting
I won't be able to attend to day so will just toss my two cents in.
1. EPG(s) should be mentioned as part of the interactive elements, as
it is a "kind" of menu after all. Just so it has been said, I am able
to use the EPG using Microsoft windows Media Center and the Media Center
application--but it isn't coming via the broadcast sat or cable systems
through a set top box. Web/software generally address requirements for
EPG(s) as closed products, but a clear reference that these are included
as items that must be compliant would be helpful. Also, if needed, we
might note that the underlying format must be an accessible format to
allow for implementation of accessible EPG(s).
2. I think we need to reconcile software media players with
web/software only--since, as someone noted, any media player is
software, its just the difference of open and closed platforms.
3. Regarding the CC remote button: I really don't have an opinion on
the CC button on remotes--I think its a specific solution to the simple
problem that the method to enable and use captions for a media playback
system must be easily accessible. Maybe that's what we need to say. it
might say "A method to enable, and use captions for media playback must
be provided that is tactually and visually self evident.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:35 AM
To: TEITAC AV list
Subject: [teitac-video] Agenda for today's AV subcom meeting
Time: 1-2pm ET (captioning has been reserved until 2:30) Dial in:
877-220-5439 Access Code 107147
TOHRU: AV subcom
We need to reach consensus, or decide to submit a majority and minority
report - on the two major outstanding issues:
- software-based media players
- requirements for personal video display devices.
Also recently added are:
- access to electronic program guides
- addition of CC button to remote controls
Larry Goldberg, Director
Media Access Group at WGBH
The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
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Boston, MA 02135
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