Regulations for subtitling on TV need changed

I WEAR two hearing aids and like 7.5million other people in the UK, I rely on subtitling to watch television.

However, many programmes on the newer TV channels are not subtitled and even on the ones that are, the subtitles often disappear on catch-up TV.

This means I often cannot enjoy viewing many programmes that people without hearing loss can, leaving me feeling very frustrated and disappointed.

This year, MPs have a great opportunity to stand up for people like me as the Government is looking at the regulation surrounding subtitling through their review of the 2003 Communications Act.

I hope my MP, Alan Campbell, demands that the law is changed to make broadcasters improve subtitling on many more channels and on catch-up TV so that people with hearing loss have fair access to television.

I have written to him about this.


North Shields