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Teleconference discussion: Let's talk about the future of TV! (Thursday, December 19th @ 7:30pm EST)

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is currently carrying on a conversation with Canadians about the future of television services.

For the blind and partially sighted community, there are special considerations such as the availability of described video (DVS), access to information about channels, access to program guide information, and access to programming itself.

Join us (by telephone) to discuss your television experiences and what you think the future holds. The following questions will guide the discussion:

  1. Technology – What do you think about how you receive television programming? How do you watch "TV"? How do you access DVS? Do you have access to other features such as the program guide? How do you learn about what is on TV, what channels you receive or could receive, and so on?

  2. What do you think about the available programming on TV? Is DVS available for the types of shows that you watch? How often do you have DVS available?

  3. Do you have the tools you need to make informed choices and seek redress if you’re not satisfied? How do you choose what channels you receive? Do you have information on what channels are available and how to change your programming? Do you know how to get this information, and how to discuss concerns about your programming or content with your TV provider?

  4. What does the future of "TV" look like to you?

AEBC will prepare a report to be submitted to CRTC in early January from this discussion.

Date: Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Time: 7:30pm EST
Call-in Details: Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to for dial-in instructions.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Archival Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
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