Ofcom: Lack of on-demand subtitles leaving deaf and blind viewers behind

cable.co.uk

10th April 2017

Ofcom: Lack of on-demand subtitles leaving deaf and blind viewers behind

BY PHIL WILKINSON-JONES

The lack of subtitles and audio description in on-demand programmes is leaving disabled viewers “further and further behind” according to Ofcom.

A report by the communications watchdog found that 68% of on-demand platforms didn’t provide any access services at all between April 2015 and March 2016.

And while 32% did provide some subtitling, only 6% offered audio description or signing.

Ofcom said the majority of providers who do provide subtitling do so only on their own website or mobile app.

Only 7% of providers made subtitles available on their services when viewed on a TV platform such as Sky, Virgin Media or YouView.

Continue reading

 

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-lack-of-on-demand-subtitles-leaving-deaf-and-blind-viewers-behind-700001781/

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *