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Thread #168911 Message #4080655
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
23-Nov-20 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: Tech: How to disable sign language on iplayer?
Subject: RE: Tech: How to disable sign language on iplayer?
In 2020, there is no technological reason why signing cannot be provided
as a switch on or off optional function,
for any deaf TV viewers who prefer it to subtitling.
The foundations already exist in Red Button and subtitling services.
Online streaming provides even more potential.
There is also no reason why the interests of hearing and deaf folks
should continue to be pitted against each other..
This is an unnecessarily divisive situation.
At present TV broadcasters only pay basic lip service to their deaf equality obligations.
Any real solutions are down to broadcasters having the will to invest sufficient money
on upgraded easily accessible user friendly technology.