DTT for disabled people
Disabled viewers in Spain are about to get a dedicated digital terrestrial set-top box that is specially engineered for their needs reports Rapid TV News.
Spain is claiming a worldwide TV ‘first’ in specifically catering for the needs of disabled citizens in the country, and in implementing DTT boxes for disabled people.
The country’s National Institute of Communication Technologies (INTECO) has developed an open software solution for box manufacturers, enabling the software to be adapted for a variety of handicapped users.
When the software is included in equipment it will mean that a digital TV can be accessed via an EPG that can recognise voice or high frequency tones, as well as facilitate different size text on screen, at an access speed that can be personalised.
The goal of the initiative, according to President Zapatero, is to offer an efficient alternative for old and disable people to easily use DTT without limits.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 14th December 2009