News channels to carry one bulletin in sign language daily to ensure accessibility for hearing-impaired, says I&B ministry

  • All news channels will carry at least one news bulletin with sign language interpretation per day, the government said

  • These measures have been announced to enhance the accessibility of television programmes for persons with hearing impairment

  • TV channels and service providers will be required to run at least one show every week with subtitles

New Delhi: All news channels will carry at least one news bulletin with sign language interpretation per day while television channels and service providers will be required to run at least one show every week with subtitles, the government said on Wednesday.

These measures have been announced to enhance the accessibility of television programmes for persons with hearing impairment.

"Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced the implementation of accessibility standard for television programmes for persons with hearing impairment," the government said in a release.

"This will be done through the provision of captioning and Indian sign languages," it added.

Updated Date: Sep 11, 2019 23:54:04 IST