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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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.
Thanks to over 6000 people who have taken action for Subtitle it! since June 2015 we're also getting close to securing legislation that could enable people with hearing loss to watch TV with subtitles, regardless of when or how they watch it. Victory's in sight after Digital Minister Matt Hancock indicated that he plans to bring forward legislation in early 2017 as the Digital Economy Bill passes through the House of Lords.