Social Issues

TV programming inaccessible

Posted on: Sun 10 Feb 2019

Ever tuned into your favourite shows and discovered you can’t watch them because they don’t have closed captioning subtitles or audio description functions included? This is a daily occurrence for those who are blind, deaf or have a severe vision impairment.

Disability advocacy groups are now calling for television networks to make their content readily accessible by developing technological methods which textually or verbally describe visual elements that appear on screen.

De-Stigmatised’s Jarad and Aiden got chatting with Maddie Mackenzie, who touched on her experiences trying to watch unfairly inaudible broadcasts.



Produced by Jarad McLoughlin and Aiden Marks

Photo sourced from Flickr


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