No subtitles on television stations to assist deaf and hard of hearing
Alternattiva Demokratika has condemned the lack of accessibility experienced by the deaf and the hard of hearing community due to missing subtitles on television stations.
“Despite the PL’s electoral manifesto promise back in 2013, such access has not yet been made available. The rights of this minority group, as stated in Article 9 of the United Nations Convention (UNCRPD), ratified by Malta in 2012, which underlines the right to information and communications are thus being infringed,” AD spokesperson on disability and sports, Dr Claire Azzopardi Lane said.
Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party Spokespersoin on Disability Issues and Sports, Dr Claire Azzopardi Lane, said: “
Azzopardi Lane added that the right to access was also underlined by the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2010/13/EU).