Thread Subject: Re: Agenda for today's AV subcom meeting
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From: Karen Peltz Strauss
Date: Wed, Sep 19 2007 12:15 PM
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Access to captioning needs to be on the remote -- or where there is no
remote, on the first level of menu options -- because it is as essential to
viewing by people who cannot hear as volume is to people who can hear. The
ability to access captions has increasingly been buried in video equipment
menus, making it difficult or impossible to watch captions even when they
are put onto programming. Try going to a hotel (or hospitals) and turning
on the captions. Where there is no captioning button on the remote you
will find that this is a very challenging task.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-video] Agenda for today's AV subcom meeting
> At 12:56 -0400 11/09/07, Hoffman, Allen wrote:
>>I think this reads worse than we want it to.
>>In simple terms, people who are deaf want a "cc" button on the remote
>>that turns on captioning for broadcast. Would this also turn on, or
>>select, the captioning if this were connected to a media player? Its
>>not quite as simple in this circumstance, so maybe we need to just limit
>>For systems which include caption decoding functionality and a remote
>>control, a captioning button must be available on the remote that
>>enables and disables captioning display from broadcast or other external
> Why must it be on the remote? Shouldn't the requirements say that if
> there is an adaptation available, it must be possible for those who
> need the adaptation to turn it on, or it must be on by default.
> David Singer
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