The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has set out draft Access Rules for Public Consultation. The Consultation sets out the proposed amount of subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description which Irish television broadcasters must provide for the period 2014 – 2018.
The rules set out the amount of subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description which Irish television broadcasters must provide to increase the understanding and enjoyment of television for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, partially sighted or blind.
For example, in 2013, TV3 was required to subtitle between 41% and 45% of programming.
- Do you have any any thought on any particular type of programs that should be subtitled? Or for any specific part of the day?
- Any opinion in relation to the quality, reliability or quantity of current access provision?
If so its worth having your say in the consultation. The consultation is open until Wednesday 23rd July 2014.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s draft Access Rules document and how to submit a response is available here: http://access.baifuture.ie/