Television

Yahoo streams captioned NFL to the world

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American online giant Yahoo will be providing its first streamed and captioned National Football League (NFL) game live from London UK on 25 October.

2015 Buffalo Bills (BUF) versus Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX), streamed by Yahoo


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Video on demand access builds up

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Video on Demand (VOD) is a rapidly growing platform for consuming entertainment content.  Recent developments overseas are showing that action around accessibility to VOD is also growing.

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American regulator denies captioning exemptions to churches

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In the USA, religious television is very popular with lots of churches having their own television shows and channels. Under American rules these programs are subject to captioning regulations.

Exterior shot of a church during the day


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Looking forward with access at BCA

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Media Access Australia’s Director of Digital Accessibility, Dr Scott Hollier, will be presenting on developments in access technology for blind and vision impaired people at the Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) national convention in Perth on 10th October.

Entrance of the Perth Mercure hotel at dusk. Image credit: mercureperth.com.au

Dr Hollier is a well-known international expert and his presentation will cover a wide range of access technology following the convention theme of “Looking Forward Looking Back - Celebrating 40 Years of Achievement.”


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At home in the caption lab

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BBC senior engineer Mike Armstrong works with caption viewers in a replica of an everyday lounge room to try and get the most realistic reactions to his research and development into better ways to caption BBC television.

Multiple screens across different devices displaying captioned content. Screenshot from 'Advanced Subtitles at BBC R&D' video


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Audio description trialled on Thai TV

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Audio description has reached television in Thailand, with a trial of the service commencing on the Thai PBS channel earlier this year.

Right hand pointing a remote control towards a TV screen


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European group looks at the accessibility possibilities of HbbTV

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HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a digital platform which provides seamless integration of traditional broadcast TV and content delivered over the internet. It also offers opportunities for improving the accessibility of TV, and these are being explored by a European consortium, HBB4ALL.

HBB4ALL: Connected TV accessibility logo


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Audio description on TV campaign launched

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A campaign calling for a permanent audio description service on Australian television was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 8 September 2015.

Woman wearing headphones while watching TV. She is sitting on a couch, looking over her left shoulder and smiling.


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US cable company launches talking TV guide

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The cable television company Comcast has added a ‘talking guide’ to its new X1 set-top box, allowing blind and vision impaired viewers to easily find content.

"A" hot button highlighted on X1 remote. Image credit: Comcast

The ‘talking guide’, which features a female voice, reads out program titles and other information, network names, time slots and settings. It will be made available to all Comcast customers in the next few weeks.


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UK catch-up TV service ramps up audio description

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UK television network ITV has announced an increase in the amount of programming available with audio description on its ITV Player service for Android.

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