AES New York 2011
Broadcast and Media Streaming Session B7

Friday, October 21, 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm (Room: 1E10)

B7 - Audio Engineering Supporting People with Disabilities: A Workshop

Eric Small, Modulation Sciences
Steve Lyman, Dolby
Alison Greenwald Neplokh, Chief Engineer, FCC Media Bureau
Joel Snyder, Audio Description Project, American Council of the Blind

On October 8, 2010, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law. The CVAA updates federal communications law to increase the access of persons with disabilities to modern communications and entertainment technology, including new digital, broadband, and mobile innovations. Since much of this law applies to the visually and hearing handicapped, it will create many challenges and opportunities for the audio engineering community. Graphic user interfaces must be made audible while audible interfaces must be made visual- and hearing aid-friendly. This workshop will explore CVAA from the viewpoint of an engineer and regulator who helped write the law and a creator of the content that implements one aspect of the law.

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