Thread Subject: Latest controls access language (3:15pm ET)
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From: Larry Goldberg
Date: Wed, Oct 17 2007 1:20 PM
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Proposed language for user controls on video programming products
In order to comply with this subpart, the user controls needed to configure
and activate general and accessibility features on products that receive or
display analog or digital television must be easy to find and easy to use by
people with disabilities. In at least one location, these must be comparable
in prominence to the controls needed to change volume and channels, where
the ability to control these features is otherwise provided.
1. For captioning:
(a) A caption on/off on a TV remote comparable in
prominence to the volume control on that remote;
(b) Caption controls on the first menu that appear when on-screen menus are
2. Audio equivalents to on-screen information and visual menu selections
3. A tactile button to turn on audio equivalents;
4. A user preferences dialog that is accessible and directly reachable from
a login screen.
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