[access-uk] Re: Audio Description (was BBC Licence Changes)

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 19:05:47 +0100

Hi Darren,

Are you using 103 for ITV or 973, the AD channel on Sky?

For those interested AD is also on Channel 178 which is ITV HD and sounds a
lot clearer than 973, so if you have HD go to 178 instead.

All the best

Steve
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Darran Ross
Sent: 06 September 2014 18:40
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio Description (was BBC Licence Changes)

Clive, Paul, all my ITV plus 1 channels do seem to have AD. This is 
definitely the case for ITV 1, 2 and 3, can't be so sure about 4, haven't 
tried that recently!

Oh, and this is both on Freeview and Sky.

Darran

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Roberts" <anorack@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:34 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio Description (was BBC Licence Changes)


> Hi Clive,
>
> Would agree about ITV's site, as the play button is in an image and
> therefore not very user friendly to VI people.
>
> It may be better on the Iphone but i've not quite got that far.
>
> regarding films, sometimes i've seen a film listed with aD before it and
> then a year or so later, when the same film is being transmitted, there is
> no AD reference.
>
> Now, it's possible that the film may have audio description even if the AD
> reference wasn't mentioned at the time.
>
> I think there are more films with AD than before.
>
> tonight and for the third year running, ITV are showing The Boat That 
> Rocked
> and in all intances, it's had AD listed before it and certainly the last 
> two
> ocasions, AD was present. Not sure about tonight as I didn't tune in.
>
> Yes, rather odd that ITV 1 plus doesn't seem to have the AD facility 
> ,which
> I'm sure could be easily sorted out.
>
> Paul.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Clive.Lever@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 12:43 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Audio Description (was BBC Licence Changes)
>
>
> : Hello all,
> :
> : A few weeks ago I looked through the Braille TV guide for one week and
> noticed that though programmes like soaps have audio description more 
> often
> than not, AD films were relatively few and far between.
> :
> : As far as ITV goes, I think it's a drag that:
> :
> : 1. ITV player accessibility still leaves something to be desired, and
> : 2. Programmes which are audio described at transmission time are never
> described on ITV plus 1...ulness, of course, you know different.
> :
> : Best,
> : Clive
> :
> :
> : -----Original Message-----
> : From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of carol.pearson29@
> : Sent: 05 September 2014 12:28
> : To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> : Subject: [access-uk] Re: BBC-Licence changes?
> :
> : ITV are far better than BBC for AD, though of course I can't speak for
> Sky.
> :
> : Carol P
> :
> :
> : ----- Original Message -----
> : From: Steve Nutt <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> : To:  access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> : CC:
> : Date: Friday, 5 September 2014 10.46 am
> : Subject: [access-uk] Re: BBC-Licence changes?
> :
> : >
> : >
> : > Hi,
> : >
> : > There is quite a bit of AD from the BBC.  Sky are the best at it 
> though.
> : >
> : > All the best
> : >
> : > Steve
> : > --
> : > Computer Room Services
> : > 77 Exeter Close
> : > Stevenage
> : > Hertfordshire
> : > SG1 4PW
> : > Tel: 644(0(1438-742286
> : > Mob: 644(0(7956-334938
> : > Fax: 644(0(1438-759589
> : > Email: steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> : > Web: http://www.comproom.co.uk
> : >
> : > -----Original Message-----
> : > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> : > Behalf Of Hazel Darvell
> : > Sent: 05 September 2014 10.33
> : > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> : > Subject: [access-uk] Re: BBC-Licence changes?
> : >
> : > Here's my take on this.
> : > As we don't have a television it doesn't affect us but radio is
> : > another matter.
> : > The radio 4 helpline has been a very useful source of information for
> : > many years now but recently I had reason to call them but what a
> : > complete mess it is now.
> : > I know for some time it has dropped their 24 hour service and who can
> : > blame them for that but now all you get is options to press then
> : > announcements after that.
> : > You get no choice at all to speak to someone so really there is no
> : > helpline now.
> : > I expect they want everyone to find out from their website, but I
> : > can't seem to get my head around that site at all.
> : >
> : > All in all they don't think of blind people very much as there has
> : > been subtitles from the word go but as I hear not too much AD.
> : > Hazel
> : > On 04/09/2014 15.23, ,c;live.,l;ever@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> : > Hi all,
> : >
> : > And what about the limitations to access we still face as
> visually-impaired TV viewers, which means we get less for our money?
> Consider issues such as:
> : >
> : > * that a significant number of BBC TV programmes that require audio
> : > description don't carry it
> : > * That the spoken content of too many news items are written to assume
> : > site--what does ";This, followed by this, leads to this" mean
> : > * that opportunities to participate further in some programmes are not
> there for us--"Please phone, email or visit our website us now. The 
> details
> are on your screen.", or the 'pointless' round which lives up to the name 
> of
> the programme for us: "Now the picture round. Can you put the names to the
> following pictures: A...B...C...D...ENCE"?
> : >
> : > In a nutshell, the licence concession is not just about how much money
> you have in your pocket. It's also about how much value you get when you
> shell out that money. Personally, as a blind person, I'd be happy to pay 
> the
> full licence if I was getting the full service, but, though things are
> improving, there are too many unnecessary exclusions. Do people think that
> it's getting any easier to find out whether the specific programme you 
> want
> to catch up with is audio-described on IPlayer?
> : >
> : >
> : > I think the BBC are getting there, but they're still on the journey.
> : >
> : > Best,
> : > Clive
> : >
> : >
> : > -----Original Message-----
> : > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> : > Behalf Of Jonathan H
> : > Sent: 04 September 2014 15.04
> : > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> : > Subject: [access-uk] Re: BBC-Licence changes?
> : >
> : > Given that there's nothing about this at all anywhere else on forums,
> : > newsgroups, twitter, Facebook or indeed any news outlet, mainstream or
> : > independent, I'd say your "word of mouth" source is is a position to
> : > break quite a news story.
> : >
> : > Any idea what your source's source is?
> : >
> : > On 4 September 2014 14.55, Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> : 0" Hi Folks
> : 0"
> : 0" Just to give everyone a heads up.) be advised the following is by 
> word
> of 0" mouth at present) 0"
> : 0" According to rumours currently in circulation the BBC are in the
> process of 0" abandoning the concessionary TV licence for blind and 
> visually
> impaired 0" people and in addition are abandoning the free licence scheme
> for people 0" over the age of 75) or is it 73?) 0" Why are they doing 
> this?
> my guess is as good as yours right now but one 0" possibility is that most
> people have an internet enabled device of one sort 0" of other whether it 
> be
> a computer or mobile phone.
> : 0" ALL these devices , under current legislation, require the owner to
> have a 0" valid TV licence as part of the ownership package.
> : 0"
> : 0" The BBC have reasoned that, if you can afford   one of these devices
> you can
> : 0" afford a full licence$, they omit conveniently that the changes in 0"
> technology are the primary cause of people migrating to these devices and 
> in
> 0" many respects have little or no choice.
> : 0"
> : 0" IF there is truth in this then this measure should be opposed
> vigorously, .
> : 0" especially taking into account the cost of living and incomes either
> staying 0" static over the foreseeable future or even declining.
> : 0"
> : 0" ATB
> : 0"
> : 0" Shaun
> : 0"
> : 0"
> : 0"
> : 0"
> : 0" --
> : 0" PRIVACY IS A BASIC RIGHT--not A CONCESSION
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