Captioning the D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration

In the firing line today – BBC News 24.

The D-Day commemorations remembrance service did not show the words to the hymns or songs that were being played. The BBC news website is showing videos of the events and none of them are subtitled.

Where is our access? Where is the full access for the D-Day veterans themselves?

Did you know there are 10 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK?

Did you know that 3 in 4 people over 70 have some degree of hearing loss and can’t hear the TV, and need subtitles? We live in a fragmented society where loneliness is common for the elderly, and often their only contact with the world is through the television.



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