In order to assist the blind and vision impaired, a host of Australian companies are developing a talking digital television set up box as a part of the Australian Government's The Digital Switchover Household Assistance Scheme (HAS). Under this scheme, the government aims at distributing these interactive digital TV set top boxes to the eligible pensioners with vision disability. The identified group of pensioners will either be provided free or subsidized access to these digital TV set top boxes along with essential assistance regarding installation and post installation support.
According to a recent research report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 30,000 pensioners with vision disability will be benefited through from these Digital TV Set Top Boxes. Trial run for the talking digital TV is already under way in the Victorian region through prototypes from companies like Hills Techlife, Skybridge & Bush.
Posted by Amit Gupta on April 3rd, 2013 :: Filed under Announcements
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