Vision Australia takes TV networks to the Australian Human Rights Commission

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‘Major television networks are the subject of complaints to be lodged in the Australian Human Rights Commission on Thursday, in action launched by Vision Australia.

Vision Australia, which represents the rights of people who are blind or have low vision, is arguing that the networks should provide an audio description service in the same way they screen captions for the deaf.

Free to air channels Seven, Nine, Ten and SBS have been named in the action along with pay TV broadcaster Foxtel. There is already a separate action against the ABC in the Human Rights Commission….’

Complete article available on the Sydney Morning Herald website (link below).

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