Report on captioning in the European Union released

Monday, 30 May 2011 15:25pm

The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) has released a report which looks at levels of captioning on audiovisual media across the European Union.

The EFHOH, which has been campaigning for increased levels of captioning for the last ten years, notes that some countries have made great progress in that time. The United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France now have 100% captioning on their main television channels, but other countries are lagging behind.

The EFHOH notes that there are 50 million Deaf and hearing impaired people in Europe, and believes that 100% of programs on all public TV channels should be captioned by 2020.

The report, entitled ‘State of subtitling access in EU’ (captions are usually called subtitles in Europe) can be downloaded as a PDF from the EFHOH website.

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