Accessibility


Freeview Play introduces Accessible TV Guide

Freeview has begun rolling out its ‘truly innovative’ Accessible TV Guide in the UK. Accessible on channel 555 on Freeview Play devices, the guide is designed to be easily accessible to people with visual or hearing impairments, with the Digital UK-owned company saying that this is the first time that such a solution has been […]

Comcast launches eye-control for the television

Comcast has launched a feature for people with physical disabilities to control and navigate their television using their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show with a […]

Ofcom seeking extension of accessibility rules to VOD providers

UK media regulator Ofcom has called for video-on-demand providers to be obliged to provide subtitling on 80% of their catalogues together with audio description on 10% and signing on 5% as part of an overhaul of accessibility regulations. The recommendations, if adopted by the UK government, would bring on-demand services in line with linear broadcast […]