Digital TV Guidelines - Consultation

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design invites comments on draft Universal Design guidelines for Digital TV services and equipment. The period for reviewing and submitting comments is from Friday 4th November to Friday 25th November 2011. The guidelines will become part of the suite of guidelines for information and communication technologies (ICTs) that the Centre develops and maintains for the web, hardware, software, smart card services and public access terminals. It is expected they will make a significant contribution to the design and delivery of digital TV equipment and services that are usable and accessible by the widest range of people possible regardless of age, size, ability or disability.

Below please find a link to the draft guidelines and to a template in Word format for submitting comments by Friday 25th November. Please submit your comments or any queries to LiNDA Rowan at lbrowan@nda.Ie

These draft guidelines cover the universal design of television services, the consumer equipment needed to receive those services and the content of television programmes. They are aimed at broadcasters, consumer equipment manufacturers, programme makers and policy makers. They contain guidance on how to ensure that television services, equipment and programmes can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. They are applicable to television services using any delivery method, including broadcasts via terrestrial, cable or satellite systems, IP-based and video-on-demand services.

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