US electronics association to develop access standards

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:01am

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that it is launching a working group to develop standards for enhanced accessibility features in video devices.

The group will initially look at the tactile features of remote controls to assist users in identifying buttons and features on TVs, recorders and other video devices. It may then move on to other issues important to consumers with vision or hearing impairments.

The standards developed “will improve accessibility features in these devices and will ultimately lead to more innovative and user-friendly technology products that benefit the accessibility community and the CE industry as a whole,” said Brian Markwalter, vice president of Research and Development for CEA.

CEA is the leading consumer electronics association in the US, with over 2,000 companies as members. For more information, see the CEA website.

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