09 Jan '12, 1pm

MDA, MediaCorp explore ways to provide subtitles for hearing-impaired

MDA, MediaCorp explore ways to provide subtitles for hearing-impaired

SINGAPORE: The Media Development Authority (MDA) and broadcaster MediaCorp are exploring feasible ways to help the hearing-impaired stay in the information loop for events of national significance. Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, said this in Parliament on Monday, in response to questions from MP Denise Phua. She wanted to know if subtitles can be provided for programmes on key events, such as the National Day Rally, the General Election, as well as broadcasts relating to national security, such as during national disasters. Dr Yaacob said the government is exploring the solutions with MediaCorp to try to provide subtitles as much as possible for programmes that have national significance. Dr Yaacob said: "MDA has initiated discussions with MediaCorp to identify feasible solutions that can be delivered in a cost-effective manner. "...

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