DTG supports government’s Digital Accessibility Alliance

The DTG has joined the Digital Accessibility Alliance set up by the government to improve access to digital services for disabled and older people.

Through the DTG Accessibility Group, the DTG will work with government departments, regulators, local government, business and the not for profit sector to promote universal access for citizens to digital services.

Best practice guidelines for accessibility on digital TV in the UK are established through the DTG U Book, which is defined by the DTG Accessibility Group and updated regularly.

The latest version of the U Book is now available to DTG members at dtg.org.uk, with updates to guidelines for connected TV services.

Manufacturers, broadcasters and other digital TV stakeholders are welcome to join the DTG and take part in the ongoing work of the Accessibility Group and other working groups on Ultra HD, DTT, Dynamic Spectrum Access, Mobile Video, and Connected TV.

Richard Lindsay-Davies, chief executive officer of the DTG, said: “We are pleased to be involved in the launch of the DAA. This continues from a long history of working with industry and stakeholder groups on improving accessibility for television viewers.”

The Digital Accessibility Alliance held its first meeting on December 8th, attended by David Bradshaw, chair of the DTG Accessibility Group, and Richard Lindsay-Davies.

The Alliance will be headed up by Kevin Carey, chair of the RNIB, under the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Its goals are to encourage compliance with relevant eInclusion legislation such as the Equality Act 2010, promote universal access for citizens to digital services, particularly for older people and those with disabilities; and generate and promote good practice.

DTG Staff  |  18.12.2014

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