Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

  • Home /
  • News / “Subtitle it!” Campaign: Access to TV and films for everyone

“Subtitle it!” Campaign: Access to TV and films for everyone

Everyone should have access to the high quality TV programmes and films that are offered by broadcasters and platform operators in the UK today. But, with thousands of hours of on-demand programming inaccessible to people with hearing and sight loss – due to a lack of subtitles, signing and audio description (“access services”) – urgent action is needed to prevent the digital exclusion of these groups.

Thanks to over 6000 people who’ve have taken action for the campaign, on 8 February 2017 parliament voted in favour of changing the law so that on-demand broadcasters will be legally required to provide minimum levels of subtitles.

We won’t see the changes straight away, but you can count on us to keep track of progress and continue campaigning until our supporters across the UK can watch telly with subtitles – regardless of when, or how, they watch it.

Lilian is backing Action on Hearing Loss’s call for legislation for subtitles, signing and audio description on video-on-demand services.



 Lilian with Johanna Taylor (part of the "Subtitle it!" Campaign)

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.