13 November 2013 The recent ofcom report, Disabled Consumers' Ownership of Communications Services Report states that people with sight loss have a higher than average propensity to use the internet than people with other disabilities.
Forty-four per cent of the people with sight loss have access to Pay TV in comparison to 55 per cent of the general population.
People with sight loss are less likely to have used internet than the general population (62 per cent of people with sight loss in comparison to 83 per cent of the people with no disabilities).
As per the report recently published by Ofcom, Disabled Consumers’ Ownership of Communications Services Report, people with sight loss (who have access to internet) have a higher than average propensity to use the internet for social networking and job searching than people with other disabilities.
So lets take a closer look at how blind and partially sighed people fared at the ownership and access to some of the key products and services:
In light of this report, it becomes even more crucial that we collectively strive to make services that are available online, easier to use for people with sight loss. In the Digital Media and Culture Department, we are trying work with the various service providers for on-demand and catch-up television and film platforms to make the delivery of audio description a reality and their overall player, easier to use for people with sight loss.TV Radio and Film
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