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UK: Channel 4 to improve access

Posted 08/6-10 at 17.17

In a letter to DAA, the chief executive of Channel 4 has let us know about their plans to make programmes more broadly accessible.

Starting this July they will move to provide subtitling on Channel 4, More 4, Film 4 and +1 channels. They plan to have 100% coverage by January 2011.

They have also made a commitment to double to 20% the availability of audio description on all their channels by the beginning of 2011.

Finally, Channel 4, as the host broadcaster for the 2012 Paralympic Games, will begin airing a number of documentaries from August this year. The first will be a ten-part series introducing members of the team and giving the background to the Paralympics. Other programmes are also planned.

 

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