Today’s Special


World’s First Talking TV Now A Reality

By Michael Silbergleid

First, you might ask “why?” Simple:

“The new set top boxes are like regular Freeview or satellite boxes, but will be able to talk to their blind or partially-sighted owners – advising, via speech technology, the TV programming schedule, for example what’s on and when. Owners will be able to adjust the speed and verbosity of the voice to suit their needs, choose to enlarge or reduce font sizes and change background and text colours. A re-designed and easy to use remote control will also be included.”

To learn more, go to the Radio Netherlands Worldwide site at http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/world%E2%80%99s-first-talking-tv-now-a-reality