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Commission looking into services for the blind

Briefs | 04/01/2007 10:40 pm EDT

In two March 30 decisions, the CRTC has indicated it will soon initiative a proceeding to address accessibility issues for persons with disabilities, including those who are blind. Telecom Decision 2007-19 states that there is "merit to expanding the scope of alternative format obligations and requiring that electronic information be made accessible to persons who are blind." Telecom Decision 2007-20 denies an application from Marie Laporte-Stark and Chris Stark requesting the commission to re-regulate terminal equipment, but the CRTC notes that it will look into accessibility issues.

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