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2004-11: Broadcasting Issues

Whereas TV commercials and public service announcements are becoming increasingly inaccessible to individuals who are blind and partially sighted; and

Whereas menus used by digital TV providers are inaccessible to people who are blind or partially sighted: and

Whereas up-to-date information regarding current time and weather conditions is becoming increasingly difficult for blind and partially sighted individuals to obtain because of radio's growing reliance on pre-recorded programming;

Be it resolved that the NFB:AE bring these issues to the attention of both the CRTC and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters; and

That the NFB:AE work actively with the CRTC and the broadcast industry to find satisfactory solutions.