New ITU Captioned Radio Recommendation Now Out for Ballot

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December 2010 - Captioning for Radio is an exciting new development in service to the Deaf, Hearing Loss, and Deaf-Blind communities. Captioned Radio is nearing approval as an international recommendation by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-UIT), the agency of the United Nations that adopts standards recommendations for telecommunications services worldwide.

We are urging you to contact your country's Radio Spectrum Regulatory Authority requesting active support of the Captioned Radio Recommendation now out for ballot by Member States (countries) of the United Nations.
The formal balloting reference has been released in ITU-Radiocommunications Sector Circular Letter 6/LCCE/72 which provides for balloting between now and February 6, 2011.

The specific Recommendation to support is summarized in the circular as:


Draft New Recommendation ITU-R BS.[CAP.RAD] Doc. 6/303(Rev.1) -
Digital radio broadcast service, captioned radio.   This Recommendation describes mechanisms to support
captioned radio broadcast services on the basis of  terrestrial digital sound broadcasting systems
described in Recommendation ITU-R BS.1114 as well as traditional analogue FM system(s).

Full text of the Draft New Recommendation can be found here.


Posted December 2010