TV, Radio and Film news

Read about the latest developments and products in television, radio and film for blind and partially sighted people.

If you have any questions or would like further information about any of the news items listed below, email broadcasting@rnib.org.uk

  • Channel 4 launches an accessibility survey

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    Channel 4 is committed to making their programmes and services accessible to all their viewers. The broadcaster currently provides access services (that’s Subtitles, Signing and Audio Description) across their channels for people with sight and/or hearing loss. They’ve made a voluntary commitment to subtitle 100 per cent of their programmes on TV and audio describe 20 per cent of programmes this year.

  • Your Views on Improving Access to Culture

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    Queen’s University Belfast are working on a new project called ACT which aims to improve access to culture for all.

  • Seeing With Your Ears Talk in York

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    Two university researchers are to present how audio description tracks for people affected by sight loss can be made more engaging and spatially accurate.

  • BBC Launches iPlayer Kids App

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    The BBC have recently launched an iPlayer app for children on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire called iPlayer Kids. This app will put children in control of watching and streaming age-appropriate shows in a safe and add-free environment.

  • US Cinema Chain Challenged Over Audio Description

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    The American Cinema chain AMC (American Multi-Cinema, INC.) is being challenged in the courts on their lack of acceptable audio description (AD).

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