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New, Free App Provides Entertainment Access to Persons with Visual and Hearing Impairment

May 08, 2020

Charter Communications launched Spectrum Access, a free app designed to provide entertainment access to persons with vision or hearing impairments. Currently available for iOS devices via the Apple App Store, the Spectrum Access app enhances the in-home entertainment experience by enabling customers to play audio description or closed captioning directly from their phone or tablet.

Through the Spectrum Access app, users can download and store audio description and closed captioning files on their personal devices. Using the device’s microphone, the app finds where the user is in the movie or TV show and plays the corresponding file in parallel with the content playing on the user’s TV.

Spectrum Access is currently compatible with more than 250 movies, many of which are available in Charter’s On Demand library. With more titles added every month, hundreds more are expected to be available by the end of 2020.

Source: Telecom Paper

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Audio Description Closed Captioning