Ofcom has today made recommendations to the Government on how new rules could help to make video-on-demand services more accessible for people with hearing or sight impairments.
The regulator wants providers of video-on-demand services to have to provide subtitles on at least 80% of their programmes, just as traditional broadcasters already do.
In addition, they’d need to offer audio description on 10% on content and signing on 5% within four years of the rules coming into force.
It said: “We also want video-on-demand providers to report on how they meet their targets, and on their plans to ensure that accessibility of their services continuously improves.
“Our recommendations have now been submitted to help inform the Government’s drafting of new rules.”