[BCAB] accessible telly

goshawk on horseback goshawk_on_horseback at fastmail.co.uk
Mon Jul 24 16:38:22 BST 2017


I have to say that I feel you are being a bit out of order here. baring in 
mind that, for quite some time, RNIB didn't really bother about sky or vm 
users, and concentrated exclusively on freeview access, with the result that 
there are now a good number of boxes and tv sets with accessibility out 
there.
I think that it is great that they are at last starting to concentrate on 
those of us who do use sky or vm, for which there are currently no 
accessible boxes at all, and not before time.

Simon


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Randall" <contact at seanrandall.me>
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Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible telly


I'd like to know why the RNIB aren't pushing for better Freeview and 
Freeview play access, though? Why go for Sky and VM, both of
whom are the higher end of the spectrum in terms of cost? I'm not saying 
miss them out, but where's the focus on the lowest common
denominator? Why should those of us who just want to record normal, 
free-to-air TV be forced into using expensive large-screen TVs
or defunct boxes. It's 2017 now, why aren't we seeing built-in TTS in all 
the new Freeview and Freesat receivers as we do high
contrast?

S.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Tom Reid
Sent: Monday 24 July 2017 12:33 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible telly

Hi folks, thanks for views. John, thanks for your more detailed comments on
accessibility. It's clearly a general problem, Tom

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