Blind Citizens NZ congratulates NZ On Air for recognising the significance of television as both a social and cultural medium in the lives of blind and vision impaired people. The injection of an additional $400k will make a significant difference to the amount of audio described content available for blind and vision impaired viewers and, captioning for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

Read on to find out more about the need for increased audio described programme content for New Zealand’s blind and vision impaired television viewers.