Accessibility

All members of society have the right to enjoy unhindered access to SRG’s services. The wide range of subtitled, audio-described and signed programmes is constantly being expanded – both in terms of content and on a technical level.

People with visual or hearing impairments need subtitles, sign language and audio descriptions to follow programmes. We offer a broad range of services for visually impaired people in Switzerland at prime time and during weekends. This includes, for example, the main news from the «Tagesschau» programme on SRF, RTS and RSI provided in sign language. Overall, around 40,000 hours of content are subtitled – half of the total broadcasting time. This service is provided by our subsidiary, SWISS TXT.

New agreement for 2018–2022

We have signed an agreement with seven organisations representing people with sensory disabilities for the period from 2018 to 2022. In this agreement, we confirm our commitment to supporting and integrating these groups. The new agreement is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Our partner organisations are the Swiss Federation of the Deaf (SGB-FSS), pro audito Schweiz, Sonos, the Schweizerische Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband (SBV), the Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), the Schweizerische Vereinigung der Eltern hörgeschädigter Kinder (SVEHK) and forom écoute.