[Nfbofsc] Fwd: more TV providers provide talking menus for blind subscribers

Nancy VanderBrink nvanderbrink at icloud.com
Wed Dec 28 01:27:32 UTC 2016

A list of links below with informationabout talking guides and/or menus for various tv providers.
I hope this works well for us once Time Warner switches to Spectrum.
>>> From: Ray Foret jr <rforet7706 at comcast.net>
>>> Subject: more TV providors provide talking menus for blind subscribers
>>> Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:50:28 -0600
>>> To: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
>>> Greetings,
>>> As we all know, the Federal Communications Commission has inacted the Telecommunications act which requires provision for talking menu and or talking guide structure for blind subscribers of TV providing services.  The first link is critically important for it leads to a FAQ sheet in which there is information for filing complaints if necessary:
>>> <https://www.fcc.gov/television-and-set-top-box-controls-menus-program-guides-factsheet>https://www.fcc.gov/television-and-set-top-box-controls-menus-program-guides-factsheet
>>> Following is a list of TV providers who now provide some kind of audio or talking menu structure for blind subscribers.  Mostly, these providers require that the subscriber have the top of the line DVR box for this to work.  I must admit that I was quite surprised to see the TV satellite companies on board.
>>> Comcast:
>>> <http://www.comcast.com/accessibility>www.comcast.com/accessibility
>>> Tivo:
>>> <https://www.tivo.com/accessibility>https://www.tivo.com/accessibility
>>> Spectrum, (formerly Charter)
>>> <http://www.charter.net/support/accessibility/talking-guide-spectrum-guide-support/>http://www.charter.net/support/accessibility/talking-guide-spectrum-guide-support/
>>> Direct TV:
>>> <https://support.directv.com/equipment/talking-guide-faq>https://support.directv.com/equipment/talking-guide-faq
>>> and Dish Network:
>>> <https://www.dish.com/accessibility/>https://www.dish.com/accessibility/
>>> Verizon Fios:
>>> <http://www.verizon.com/about/accessibility/text-speech?pos=1>http://www.verizon.com/about/accessibility/text-speech?pos=1
>>> Of course, Apple TV is accessible and that’s always a plus too.
>>> Sent from my Mac, The Only computer with full accessibility for the blind built-in
>>> Sincerely, The Constantly Barefooted Ray,
>>> Still a very happy Comcast XFinity Voice Guidance, Mac, Verizon Wireless iPhone7+ and Apple TV user!
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