Defining the Architecture for Next Generation Inclusive Television
collection of web resources that are relevant to the workshop topic. Please suggest some more.
Project: Total Access System (TAS)
that facilitates the connection of specialised input and output devices to
standard computer systems. The Total Access
System (TAS) provides external access to all user functions on any computer or
IT device. The TAS separates user interaction functions from the machine
interface and allows the same operational procedures to be used with different
BBC launches Project Canvas
open environment for internet-connected digital terrestrial and digital
satellite television devices. It is now
open for public consultation. The URL
points to the documentation.
BSkyB STB design case-study from the Design Council
Some insight into
the priorities that influenced the design of a STB.
Ease of use issues with domestic electronic communications
A research audit
for Ofcom UK
by Mike George and Linda Lennard
Easy to use digital television receivers: remote control
buttons and functions used by different types of consumer
A research report
for Ofcom UK
by Jonathan Freeman & Jane Lessiter.
Downloads as a pdf.
Easy YouTube Player
An accessible interface for
Alternative to Canvas based on open standards
This describes an attempt
to create a European standard for TV content interchange. It looks highly relevant as an initiative to
An international media, technology, academic and
industry alliance. The mission is to foster an open distributed marketplace for
digital media (including films, music, images, games and text).
The RNIB Digital
Accessibility Team's website, Tiresias, offers knowledge and tools for
researchers and designers of information and communication technology (ICT)
systems, on designing accessible ICT and how it will benefit the general
public, such that it is also accessible by those with sight problems and other
UPC European TV survey 2008
Concern about too
small screen text expressed by a significant minority of viewers. Teletext
subtitling used by up to a half of viewers across Europe.
Surprisingly small percentages rate TV remote control difficult. Up to half of
viewers would appreciate having a zoom function and the ability to adjust text
size and colour. Up to a third would appreciate voice recognition controls. Up
to a quarter would like spoken explanation of menus. Up to a half would like a
choice of dubbing for every programme. A substantial minority would like a
choice of subtitling for every programme. Particularly in Austria, a
substantial minority would like assistance with TV installation.
W4B - TV and Radio Charity
W4B The TV and Radio Charity is the main UK charity for
those needing assistance with a TV or Radio. We aim to prevent feelings of
isolation and loneliness by ensuring that those with issues associated with
age, illness or disability who find it difficult to leave their homes, can
benefit from the comfort and entertainment that a radio or TV can bring.
w4b Digital Television Pilot
Project 2006/2007 Report
phone: +44 1273 642477