Broadcast and on demand Television Access Services
Ofcom now publish guidelines on the Provision of broadcast and on demand Television Access Services
These include subtitling; audio description, and signing
Ofcom also publish Reports every 6 months which set out the extent to which broadcast television channels carried subtitles, audio description and signing (collectively, “access services”).
The report includes an interactive version so that consumers can compare the accessibility provided by different channels. In addition to the report, they have provided excel spreadsheets containing the full data set. If you have accessibility requirements which are not met by these publications, and would like to request information in a different format, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Advisory Team from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00 on 020 7981 3040 or 0300 123 3333. If you are deaf or speech-impaired, you can use our textphone numbers, which are 020 7981 3043 or 0300 123 2024.
To see the
Television and on-demand programme services: Access services report – January to June 2021
Click on the following link
Ofcom also publish the obligations they set for television channels.
To view the latest required standards, click the following link