AVMSD - Accessibility for people with disabilities
Accessibility for people with disabilities (Article 7)
Member States shall encourage media service providers under their jurisdiction to ensure that their services are gradually made accessible to people with a visual or hearing disability.
Sight- and hearing-impaired persons as well as elderly people shall participate in the social and cultural life of the European Union. Therefore, they shall have access to audiovisual media services. Governments must encourage media companies under their jurisdiction to do this, e.g. by sign language, subtitling, audio-description or easily understandable menu navigation.
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Measures concerning access of visually and hearing-impaired people to television programmes in the Member States [before the adoption of the AVMSD]
Questions from members of the European Parliament in respect of accessibility to audiovisual media services for people with disabilities: