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Real-time video description (broadcast TV)

From: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 12:28:15 -0500
Message-ID: <6AC4E20EED49D411941400D0B77E52F006F5612C@forum.cc.utexas.edu>
To: "'WCAG (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Some text from a message by Charles Crawford of the American Council to the
Blind which seems relevant to our earlier discussion of Checkpoint 1.2,
especially some of the examples we were discussing.
==snippet begins==
>To: ACB-L@acb.org

>From: Charles Crawford <CCrawford@acb.org>

>Subject: Bad weather and DVS rule?


>Hi Everyone,


> I am very glad to report that our local tv stations have 

> broken

> into programming on two separate days to warn of sever thunderstorms and 

> potential tornados. Not only that, hbut they even described exactly 

> where the different colors on the weather map were by geographic 

> location. Looks like our advocacy at least in this case resulted in 

> compliance with the FCC rule and certainly argues against the babble we 

> all heard about how entertainment description would invite disaster since 

> important informaiton would be ignored.


== snippet ends===

John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Technology & Learning
University of Texas at Austin
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email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu <mailto:jslatin@mail.utexas.edu> 
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Received on Tuesday, 14 May 2002 13:40:08 UTC

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