Sign on Television: analysis of Data: based on projects carried out by Deaf Studies Trust 1993-2005

Autor/a: KYLE, J.
Año: 2007
Editorial: Deaf Studies Trust
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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The data taken in aggregation indicates a clear preference by Deaf people for sign language presentation which they can understand. This typically means sign language content scripted and presented by Deaf people. Access to television content is seen as a right, but satisfaction comes from Deaf-led and Deaf constructed programmes. In this case, there is evidence that deaf people would pay more for a Deaf controlled channel. Television programmes which are interpreted by hearing people are rejected as being unsatisfactory and unintelligible. Programme genres which are preferred and have highest priority are News and Deaf News.