[nfbwatlk] FW: The Battle Continues

Becky Frankeberger b.butterfly at comcast.net
Mon May 23 21:03:37 UTC 2016

Have you or anyone written to the guy, Tom, the head of accessibility at
Comcast. He is blind and a cool man. If I think long enough I will remember
his last name, hmm, think Becky think, kurchew. Dusty up there between the
ears, grin. 

I will look for his name and email address. You all look also. Ready get
set, let's go!

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Subject: [nfbwatlk] FW: The Battle Continues

From: Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR)
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 1:54 PM
To: 'NFB Talk Mailing List'
Subject: The Battle Continues

For those who like movies with video description, if you use any of the
cable companies with "on demand services" like Comcast, I have found out
that they don't rent or sell movies with video description files. They, of
course, have files with Spanish, and perhaps other languages, they have
closed captioning, but none that I know of are equipped with video
description. Since no movies are required to have video description, and TV
video description is limited so far, the on demand services don't provide
the service.

Looks like we still have a lot of work to do. And, I've always been a guy
that could care less about description of programing on TV, but movies these
days with all the special effects, ETC, seems to me are using less dialog,
and so I would appreciate video description when I can get it.

I found out about all of this, after watching the Star Wars Movie with my
children last weekend. Ok, so I'm a late comer to the state of field of TV

Onward and forward. May the force be with you!


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