The report focuses particularly on audio description, but includes information on a range of other services used by disabled people to watch television. For those who are short of time, see the Executive Summary.
The report finds that:
- There is very little legislation in European Union countries requiring audio
description, signing, subtitles, etc;
- Where there is no law requiring these services, they are rarely provided;
- "Market forces" are clearly not sufficient to provide these services;
- The switchover to digital TV could make access to TV for disabled people yet more difficult.