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 An iTV audio description service: suggesting requirements and features for visually impaired users
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title: An iTV audio description service: suggesting requirements and features for visually impaired users
authors: Oliveira, Rita Alexandra Silva
Abreu, Jorge Trinidad Ferraz de
Almeida, Ana Margarida Pisco
keywords: Audio Description
Interactive Television
Universal Design
Visual Impairment
Áudio Descrição
Televisão Interativa
Design Universal
Deficiência Visual
issue date: Oct-2011
publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
abstract: The ongoing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) switchover leads to an interesting opportunity for the implementation of advanced television services. Actually, these services can even be interactive, since it is foreseen that the required Set-Top Boxes (STB) could be equipped with an Internet connection. However, among the future clients of DTT there are a large number of elderly and visually impaired people who can not entirely benefit of these services due to their physical limitations. Nevertheless, considering that Interactive Television (iTV) services can contribute to improve life quality of this type of users, it is essential to apply accessibility, usability and design-oriented guidelines for their development. In this context, this paper introduces a research related to universal design applied to iTV, being its aim to propose an advanced and accessible audio description service. In order to perceive the visually impaired users’ problems and needs, a group of individuals was asked to participate in an interview.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/10504
ISBN: 978-3-642-24351-6
publisher version/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24352-3_7
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