IBC 2009: Stand No. 5.A12.
Ocean Blue has come up with a new software solution for the visually impaired. The Bristol-based software developer has worked with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to create an ‘accessible’ digital TV product that turns text into speech.
The technology makes it possible to have menus, programme guides and on-screen prompts spoken to the user. Demonstrations will be available on the Ocean Blue stand at IBC with members of the RNIB team on hand for questions. The project also involved ST Microelectronics and TW Electronics, and has received the support of Digital Technology Advisory.
Ocean Blue will also be showcasing the latest version of its sunrise DVB stack that enables access to web TV services such as catch-up TV, video on demand, YouTube and Flickr. The software stack has also been enhanced to pick up multimedia content through DLNA and uPNP connectivity.