Read the latest news from RNID and stories from deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.
Following the UK Government’s announcement that face coverings will once again be compulsory in shops, public services, and on public transport in England from Tuesday 30 November, RNID is calling on the Government and businesses to address the needs of deaf people and people with hearing loss.
RNID staff and our supporters have loved watching Rose Ayling-Ellis every week on Strictly Come Dancing. We’re rooting for her to go all the way and win the Strictly glitterball.
Vicky Colbert works for the Information Line here at RNID. After starting at the charity as a six week temp, she has now worked here for the last 7 years. In this blog post, Vicky tells us how all about the information line and how important it can be to those calling in.
Andy Winter talks to us about his dad's hearing loss, how it has affected their family and what they are doing at Christmas to make sure everyone is involved.
On day 28 of Channel 4’s subtitling crisis, we’re pleased that Channel 4 have announced that their subtitling issues have been partly resolved. This should mean that most shows will now be available with subtitles on normal TV.
On day 25 of the continuing failure of subtitling, signing and audio description services, Channel 4 have confirmed that the crisis could continue until mid-November. This is because not only did the incident at Red Bee Media damage the equipment providing these services, but Channel 4’s own back-up systems also failed.
Like everyone across the country, all of us at RNID are shocked and saddened by the murder of Sir David Amess MP.
As promised in our update yesterday, we continue to push on your behalf for the problems about subtitling to be resolved – particularly on Channel 4. The problem has already gone on for 20 days and this is unacceptable.
We wanted to share with you a new update on the subtitling issues which have affected the BBC, Channel 4, and Channel 5 over the last few weeks.
Like a lot of you, we’ve noticed the subtitling issues on Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC: things like subtitles only appearing after a lag – or not appearing at all. We know the value of subtitles when watching TV and the frustration when they’re not provided, so we want to see these problems fixed.