Accessibility services and interactive digital television: An opportunity to reduce the digital gap Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2014

start page

  • 8

end page

  • 16


  • 1


  • 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-8540


  • With the implementation of digital terrestrial television (DTT) in Latin American countries, and taking into account their ability to develop interactive services, new possibilities have been opened for improved connectivity in rural areas and in those with difficult access by using applications that allow universal information. In order to transfer the existing information from Spain and Europe to Latin America, the network MELISA has been created aiming to exchange technologies, devices, and information in order to provide people with disabilities with better access to DTT services, developing measures to promote and improve the quality and accessibility of DTT services in the region. © 2014 IEEE.


  • engineering controlled terms: interactive computer graphics; rural areas; digital terrestrial television; digital tv; handicapped aid; interactive digital televisions; interactive services; people with disabilities; social implications of technologies; south america; digital television