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Television for the visually and hearing-impaired
The revised Radio and Television Act (RTVA) places SRG SSR under new statutory obligations with regard to the presentation of television programmes for the visually and hearing-impaired. SRG SSR has therefore drawn up an agreement with organisations representing the interests of disabled people (see links in right-hand column), in order to satisfy these new legal requirements as quickly as possible and, in doing so, to aid the integration of the visually and hearing impaired. This mission will be supported by the use of subtitles, sign language and audio description.
- Subtitles: Since 2010, prime-time programmes, i.e. those broadcast between 7 and 10 p.m., have been subtitled, as have live events from midday onwards at weekends. A third of all programmes have been subtitled in each language region since the end of 2009.
- Sign language: Schweier Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and Radiotelevisione svizzera (RSI) have been providing a daily signed edition of the news programme “Tagesschau” since January 2008.
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