The way we watch TV has transformed over recent years – and it’s hard to remember a time before we streamed films or watched catch-up TV.
But far too many people with hearing loss are missing out, because subtitles are absent from thousands of hours of ‘on demand’ content.
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Last year, more than 5,000 of you took action for Subtitle it! and together we sent a clear message to broadcasters, MPs and the Government that the digital exclusion of people with hearing loss must stop.
Through Progress on Pause, our supporters demonstrated the scale and impact of the problem, and with your help, the Subtitle it! campaign is starting to make a difference.
Major providers including Sky and BT TV have committed to improving subtitles on catch up and on-demand TV, but without legislation that requires all providers to offer subtitles, progress is still unacceptably slow.
Read more in our latest campaign updates.
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