ACMA media release 38/2013 – 5 June
Deaf and hearing impaired Australians should have improved access to meaningful television captions under the new Television Captioning Quality Standard.
The Standard sets rules about the quality of captions for television services requiring them to be readable, accurate and comprehensible.
‘The Australian Communications and Media Authority recognises the fundamental value of captioning in ensuring television services are accessible to all Australians.’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
‘Given the important role that captioning has in contributing to social equity, we have consulted with both caption users and industry to develop a standard that will provide television viewers with meaningful captions,’ he added.