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ERIC Number: ED070266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-31
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Television for the Deaf.
Ball, John E. D.
Technology now permits the transmission of caption information during the vertical interval of regular television broadcast signals. This development promises the feasibility of television for the deaf. Demonstrations of devices that televise captions are reviewed. These demonstrations have shown that three steps are necessary to put such a program into operation: 1) an inexpensive decoder-caption unit suitable for use with the home receiver must be developed; 2) a single system for accommodating the caption information associated with film program material must be developed; and 3) extensive field tests of the entire system are necessary. Characteristics of the proposed signal format and of the decoder/captioning unit are described. Transmission requirements and broadcasters' requirements for the system are also explained. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Educational Broadcasters Annual Meeting (48th, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 31, 1972)