Thread Subject: FW: Latest controls access language (3:55pm ET)
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From: Larry Goldberg
Date: Wed, Oct 17 2007 2:05 PM
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> From: Dave Singer < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:57:07 -0700
> To: Larry Goldberg < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [teitac-video] Latest controls access language (3:55pm ET)
> sent just to Larry:
> OK, we seem to be converging. We return to volume control instead of
> mute, and it sounds as though we'll leave it specific for the moment
> to TV.
> We could maybe do with better text than 'easy to find and easy to
> use' (or its re-write).
> * * * *
> In order to comply with this subpart, the user controls needed to
> configure and activate any accessibility feature, and the general
> controls used by those needing that accessibility feature, on
> products that receive or display analog or digital television, must
> be easy to find and easy to use by people needing that accessibility
> feature. In at least one location, these must be comparable in
> prominence to the controls needed to control volume, or perform
> program selection, where the ability to control these features is
> otherwise provided.
> * * * *
> And attempted re-write for clarity:
> In products that receive or display analog or digital television, a
> user needing access to an accessibility feature must be able to find
> easily, and use easily, both the controls needed to enable that
> accessibility feature, and other general controls that that user also
> needs to be able to use. In at least one location, these controls
> must be comparable in prominence to the controls needed to control
> volume, or perform program selection, where the ability to control
> these features is otherwise provided.
> * * * *
> The examples remain unchanged.
> For example:
> 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 displayed
> 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.
> David Singer
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