[vicsireland] Re: Review of Broadcasting Access Rules

  • From: "GERARD SHANAHAN" <gershan@xxxxxx>
  • To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:41:49 -0000

Gerry, B.A.I. have provided documentation on access for consultation on www.bai.ie/?page_id=2006 I've just downloaded them but haven't read them yet maybe other people should have a look and make submissions before closing date. Do you know if the topic of accessible set top boxes is within the parameters? Gerry ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Ellis" <gerry.ellis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 8:47 PM
Subject: [vicsireland] Review of Broadcasting Access Rules


These Access Rules are set by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, but are
given statutory strength through the Sectoral Plans of the Disability Act.
The old plans required 2% of Audio Description and 2% of Subtitling, but
neither of these targets were met.

I think it would be great if VICS made a submission on the review either by
itself or as part of the TV Access group.

I would suggest that reference to the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act from the United States would be helpful as it has far more ambitious targets than anything that is likely to come from the BAI itself.

See details of the call for submissions at:

Take care,

Gerry ellis

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