THE dolby had your tablet for accessibility approved in Anatel🇧🇷 The device integrates Dolby Accessibility Solution, the company’s system that is installed on the cinema server. The company’s tablet has the watch app for users to use accessibility features while watching movies.
With less than two months to go until the end of the year, Dolby’s move to “launch” the product is in line with Brazilian legislation. As of January 1, 2023, all Brazilian cinemas will be required to have accessibility features in their theaters — the deadline has been postponed twice.
Dolby tablet for accessibility
In the homologation documents there is no mention of tablet hardware. However, he have enough to run the Watch app from Dolby — which is your focus. In this app, the user will be able to choose the resource that best meets their needs: audio description, descriptive closed captioning and Libras interpreter — giving the option to choose a human or virtual interpreter.
O tablet has headphone jack and Dolby supplies customers with this equipment. Following Brazilian legislation, cinemas will also be required to have this accessory for users who need the accessibility feature. And the fact that it has a headphone jack allows the public to also bring their own equipment.
Cinemas already provide accessibility equipment
You may never have seen anyone using equipment like this, but they do exist. The problem is that cinemas are not yet required to have these resources. The most I’ve seen in the years of going to the movies is a visually impaired person watching the film with a companion — who can explain the visual details of the scene.
Even so, a quick search on Reclame Aqui shows that some of the main networks in Brazil do not have audio description devices, in addition to the fact that there are differences between theaters on the same network: a cinema in one city may have the equipment, while in another region there is no resource. From what is understood from the manual, Dolby already provides Brazilian customers with a Zenfone 4 Max.
So maybe you’ve even shared a movie theater with someone using the Dolby Accessibility Solution. However, he ended up not noticing because of the size of the cell phone — the approximate dimensions of the Dolby tablet are 17 cm x 9 cm.
The Brazilian Inclusion Law, which requires accessibility equipment in cinemas, was approved in 2015. In the text, the law would come into force from January 2020. In December 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro edited a provisional measure (MP) postponing the requirement to January 2021.
In 2021, the Senate approved another MP, published in December 2020, which extended the law to January 1, 2023. The rapporteur of the approval, Senator Soraya Thronicke, justified that cinemas need more time to recover from the damage caused by the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Tourism, between 50% and 70% of theaters in Brazil would be irregular without the extension of the law.
Dolby Accessibility Solution
As stated earlier, the tablet is not a separate product. It is the “final stage” of Dolby Accessibility Solution🇧🇷 The Dolby product has a server (Mini PC equipped with an Intel Pentium J4205) and Wi-Fi router.
The Mini PC is connected to the theater server, where the accessibility content is. Dolby recommends that each room have a single router.
With information: Senate Agency