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2002-03: Digital Audio Broadcasting

Whereas Digital Audio Broadcasting has now come onto the market in Canada; and

Whereas Digital Audio Broadcasting receivers have visual displays on them on which weather reports, traffic reports, song credits and other pertinent information is displayed; and

Whereas these visual displays are currently inaccessible to people who are blind or vision-impaired:

Be it resolved as follows:

1. The NFB:AE shall advocate before the CRTC, Industry Canada and any other public body in support of the propositions that:
a) All features of Digital Audio Broadcasting receivers shall be accessible to people who are blind or vision-impaired; and
b) to ensure that digital broadcasters develop a universal method of transmitting their data to ensure that accessibility features built into digital audio broadcasting receivers remain effective.