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Deaf News: Ofcom publishes second report on quality of live subtitles

November 11, 2014


Ofcom has published its second report on the quality of live subtitles in UK TV programmes. The report shows that broadcasters are beginning to make improvements in some areas of subtitling. However, it finds that some issues – such as the delays between speech and the corresponding subtitle appearing on screen, known as latency – remain […]

Ask the chicken: My husband won’t let me turn on the subtitles on TV. What should I do?

October 26, 2014


Here’s another popular article from our archive, first published in May 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing In an uncertain world, there’s one person you can turn to for dependable advice: the limping chicken. Offering sensible advice for all kinds of common deaf-related problems. Without further ado, here’s the first […]

“It’s amazing to find out that someone has gone back to the theatre after a 10 year absence.” Meet outgoing STAGETEXT CEO, Tabitha Allum

August 14, 2014


After ten years leading STAGETEXT, the charity that work to provide access to theatre and the arts through captioning and speech-to-text, their Chief Executive Tabitha Allum is moving on. Our Editor Charlie Swinbourne, who worked for the charity for one year, interviewed her about her experiences and the legacy she leaves behind. How did you […]

Emily Howlett: Dangermouse v Rastamouse! Accessible children’s television through the years

July 8, 2014


When I was little, the television was huge and terrifying. No, really. It was a beast of a thing that took up half the living room, despite having only a teeny tiny screen. My sister usually wanted to watch Button Moon or The Clangers, but I was too little to really bother about this weird, […]

Deaf News: Sky TV source indicates online subtitles could be on the way

May 30, 2014


Members of the subtitle campaign group Love Subtitles have been contacted by Sky TV and been given an indication that subtitles will be added to online and on demand content sooner rather than later. While no firm details can be revealed yet, a member of the group said that a source from Sky had been […]

Deaf News: Subtitle protestors have Sky TV in their sights

May 29, 2014


Following Love Film / Amazon’s commitment to subtitling their online video content, subtitle campaigners are turning their attention to Sky TV once again. Sky TV will be the only remaining provider out of the big three in the UK, including Netflix, not to provide subtitles on their online or on demand content. Netflix have provided […]

The fight with Amazon over subtitles isn’t over yet, says subtitle campaigner McDermid

May 16, 2014


Stephanie McDermid, the campaigner that started a petition about subtitles against LOVEFiLM says that the fight is not over to make sure the company, now called Amazon Prime, fulfils its promise to begin subtitling its streaming content this year. Stephanie launched her petition in November last year calling on the company to make it clear […]