Australia urged to strengthen response on audio description

Disability advocates are urging the Australian Government to commit to changing the law to require audio description be provided on Australian television, in line with a UN Committee recommendation.

The Government commits to providing ongoing support to increase audio-described content on the ABC and SBS, and intends to work with commercial free-to-air broadcasters and subscription television providers on a framework and timetable to improve the provision of audio description. However, there is no commitment to changing laws to introduce minimum requirements.

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