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Able Trust 2nd Birthday - Prime TV to begin captioning

November 18, 2015

Louise Carroll, Chairperson of the Captioning Working Group and CEO of The National Foundation for the Deaf finds it encouraging that the New Zealand public are becoming aware of the issue around Deaf people and the many thousands of Hard of Hearing affected by the lack of captioning on New Zealand TV and reports that thousands have signed the online petition. The Captioning Working Group is delighted that Sky has recognised this and responded to this by introducing 10 hours per week on Prime TV, but there is still a long way to go.

We call on the Government to do the right thing and legislate enabling access for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anytime, anywhere, like many other progressive countries."

People in the picture from Left to Right at the Able Trust 2nd Birthday Celebration and announcement of Prime Captioning by Minister for Broadcasting Hon Amy Adams

Able Trust Bday
Left to right: David Kent - CWG Member, Louise Carroll - CWG Chair, Wendy Youens - CEO Able Trust, Robyn Carter - CWG Member, Jane Wrightson - CEO NZ ON Air