Thread Subject: Re: Suggested language for mechanism toenable/disable captions
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From: Sean Hayes
Date: Wed, Oct 24 2007 10:00 AM
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Analog and Digital Television is precisely characterised in our definitions as being "equipment regulated by the FCC", where closed captions of a specific form are well established. I don't think we understand the future of media playback well enough to apply this more broadly at this point.
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From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: 24 October 2007 16:29
To: 'TEITAC Committee'
Cc: 'TEITAC Audio/Video Subcommittee'
Subject: Re: [teitac-committee] Suggested language for mechanism toenable/disable captions
Per request from the chairs here is a summary of the points made in my
* Current language uses "Analog or digital TV". But things are changing
so fast that it is not clear what we will be using in 5 or 10 years and
whether it will be called television. Or whether much of it won't be
Why not require all players of material that may contain captions to have a
captions on/off switch near the volume control. It would be easy, small and
could be ubiquitous as well as very handy for all users.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf
> Of Andi Snow-Weaver
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:00 PM
> To: 'TEITAC Committee'
> Subject: [teitac-committee] Suggested language for mechanism
> toenable/disable captions
> Here is the draft text I proposed during today's TEITAC meeting:
> In products that receive or display analog or digital
> television, the controls must be comparable in prominence, in
> at least one location, to the controls needed to control
> volume, or perform program selection, where the ability to
> control these features is otherwise provided.
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