No TV News was Captioned Tonight. ” We don’t have the luxury of being able to switch channels to watch other news channels, because they aren’t captioned at all.”
The internet chatter tonight that TV One has no captions. No news captioned. Facebook and twitter have been running hot with complaints.
Obviously Able/TVNZ is having technical difficulties. Obviously, because Seven Sharp is now on and that’s not captioned tonight either. No one can find an after hours number to phone. Some people have tried but got an answerphone message to say ring during office hours.
The point is…. ONLY TVOne News is captioned. We don’t have the luxury of being able to switch channels to watch other news channels, because they aren’t captioned at all. Instead we’re all just LEFT HANGING.
Having legislation in place making captioning mandatory would have solved this one. Unhappy Deaf and Hard of Hearing people would have switched to TV3 and still being able to catch up with national and international news. Access to information is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. We once again have been denied this tonight!
Surely the Government can’t ignore this forever?
What do you think?