Accessible menus and accessible on-screen programming are not mentioned as being allowed and are not available on any converter box. Most people will simply use their remote control to change channels, and the box just does what it is supposed to do–convert the digital signal to analog. Passing-through video description is allowed but not required. Although we did not investigate these radios, it is reasonable to assume that most, if not all, of them will no longer receive TV broadcasts after the transition. You can also use the National Federation of the Blind’s Newsline system over the phone to find your local listings. You can telephone Wilhelm at or e-mail him at awilhelm ntia. You can also examine the connections on your TV set to see if it has a digital tuner.

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Please try your search again later. The remote works quite well, too. Accessibility of Documentation All the boxes that we evaluated come with print manuals that will not accommodate a person with low vision. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

In fact, none of the converter boxes that is available anywhere has this ability.

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Back to American Foundation for the Blind. The Magnavox remote control also has no nibs on any buttons and no Volume buttons, so you will need another remote to control your TV’s volume. Access to the Menu System None of the four boxes that we brought into the AFB TECH lab has any speech-output functionality to provide access to the menu system or the features accessed via the menus.


You can also examine the connections on your TV set to see if it has a digital tuner. The boxes do not display your current channel number. Digital broadcasting is an advanced format of broadcasting, using a technology for the compression of audio and video signals that allows broadcasters to transmit more programs using less bandwidth.

The Insignia and Zenith remote controls have buttons and a layout that are well designed and provide for tactile use. International Shipping This item can be shipped arec select countries outside of the U. None of the boxes is listed in all four categories, but the Channel Master CM is listed in all categories except for analog pass dibital.

However, they can be used effectively after some initial assistance from a sighted person with the setup process. I focus on the following areas of interest: Product information Product Dimensions 2.

Resources Two federal web sites have information on the digital transition: Most people will simply use their remote control to change channels, and the box just does what it is supposed to do–convert the digital signal to analog. Call to learn more about Newsline. The telephone number for information on the converter box coupon program is DTV or Yahoo TV is another resource for finding shows with video description, and you can find it at http: Skip to content Toggle navigation.

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The TV-band radios that many people have that can receive the audio portion digjtal TV broadcasts will also be affected by this digital transition. A low-power station may be a local school, business, or church station. There is a round Power button on the right and two smaller buttons to the left for changing channels. However, you will be missing out on some features that you paid for when you purchased the box.

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There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Digital broadcasting figital overcomes analog problems, like snowy pictures and interference, and the transition will allow for the broadcasting of more channels digutal higher-definition programming. First, here is a list of coupon-eligible converter boxes that pass through video description via the secondary audio programming feature and have a dedicated button on the remote control for accessing that feature directly: I focus on the following areas of interest:.

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If you decide to shop at a retail store, you should call ahead on the day that you plan to shop to make sure that the store has the converter box in stock because I have found that the stores are sometimes out of stock. The physical layout of all the boxes is similar.

The Digital Stream has three small buttons on the bottom right corner of the top panel. We found a couple of Web resources for finding PBS shows that are described.