Global TV champions accessibility

On 21 November, TV companies around the globe celebrate World TV Day to remind us all of the power of TV. As part of the annual United Nations initiative, a 30-second spot will be broadcast on TV and shared online to mark the occasion.

The focus of the 27th edition of World TV Day is accessibility and TV’s commitment to being accessible to all. While Total TV is accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any device, it should be equally accessible to anybody, irrespective of one’s vision or hearing ability. This commitment to greater inclusion and accessibility is necessary not only for TV programming content but for TV advertising content too.

According to the World Health Organisation, almost 20% of the global population live with hearing loss and at least 29% have a near or distance vision impairment.

World Television Day represents a significant opportunity to raise awareness about social inclusion and demonstrate both TV companies’ and advertisers’ contribution / commitment to a more accessible media landscape, in which everyone has equal access to the same services, experiences, information and entertainment.

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