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International Telecommunication Union Focus Group Meeting 2 15 September 2011 Geneva Peter Olaf Looms Chairman FG-AVA ITU-T Focus Group on Audiovisual.

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1 International Telecommunication Union Focus Group Meeting 2 15 September 2011 Geneva Peter Olaf Looms Chairman FG-AVA ITU-T Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (FG AVA)

2 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Vision December FG AVA has successfully completed its work. The FG AVA roadmap with accessibility actions provides a solid basis for future work by the ITU and other key constituents. The roadmap gives concrete examples of good practice. It shows how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) can be applied to the delivery, use and enjoyment of digital AV media. Persons with disabilities and their organizations feel that the Focus Group has made a difference. From AVA-I-0002: Suggested objectives and procedures for the first Focus Group meeting

3 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Values Inclusive (working with and for persons with disabilities using the principles of Universal Design) Consensus-seeking (identifying areas where there is agreement, and also those where there is none) Evidence-based (the rationale for our work should be explicit and supported by empirical studies) Open (actions recommended by the Focus Group should promote interoperability and be based on open standards) Transparent (the rationale for actions recommended by the Focus Group should be transparent) From AVA-I-0002: Suggested objectives and procedures for the first Focus Group meeting

4 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Scope - Media for All Listening Watching Sharing Participating Enjoying Creating?

5 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Scope - Digital Media Content Films Radio & TV programs Rich media (Web pages) Electronic games (?) Platform Digital Broadcast IPTV Open Internet Mobile & Wireless Digital Receivers PCs Smartphones & Tablets Peripherals e.g. remote controls Device From AVA-I-0003: Scoping the terms “audiovisual media” and “accessibility”

6 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Scope in relation to others digital media accessibility From AVA-I-0003: Scoping the terms “audiovisual media” and “accessibility” What are others doing? Are there holes? What needs to be done? FG AVA

7 7 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Deliverables

8 8 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings

9 9 International Telecommunication Union Getting the big picture of digital media accessibility worm’s eye view

10 10 International Telecommunication Union bird’s eye view Getting the big picture of digital media accessibility

11 11 International Telecommunication Union Discussing media accessibility with practitioners and users Discussing media accessibility with practitioners and users Getting the big picture of digital media accessibility

12 12 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Working Groups Working Group A: Captioning Working Group B: Audio/Video description and spoken captions Working Group C: Visual signing and sign language Working Group D: Emerging access services Working Group E: EPGs & on-air promotion Working Group F: Participation and digital media Working Group G: Digital Broadcast Television Working Group H: IPTV Working Group I: Mobile and handheld devices Working Group J: Key Performance Indicators [an additional WG to look at the accessibility of our logistics]

13 13 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Working Group Activities Question 1. What is the current situation? Question 3. Current obstacles? Question 2. Visions for 2015/2020? Question 4. Actions needed?Action by ITU?

14 14 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Working Group - logistics Joining a Working Group: Contact the coordinator to get access to the group Contributing to answers to the 4 questions: Writing in a closed document working with Google Docs Discussing differences of opinion between FG AVA meetings: Using Skype, exchanges or Adobe Connect (by arrangement) Agreeing that preliminary version is ready: Publishing a “frozen” draft on the FG AVA website for discussion with stakeholders (the coordinator sends the document to the FG AVA secretariat)

15 15 International Telecommunication Union Questions? FG AVA


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