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

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Dec 28 01:12:03 UTC 2016

The area of accessible television is getting more 
activity of late -- this information may interest you.


>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>
>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:
>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.
>Spectrum, (formerly Charter)
>Direct TV:
>and Dish Network:
>Verizon Fios:
>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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