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UK Web Accessibility and Subtitle Regulations
To what extent are British websites encouraged or required to provide subtitles for web-based media?

This eBook explores the legal requirements and provides recommendations for subtitling online video in the United Kingdom. 

Topics include: 
  • Broadcasting Act of 1990
  • Communications Act of 2003
  • Equality Act of 2010 (EQA)
  • Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
  • British Standard 8878 (BS887)
  • Code on Television Access Services
  • The Office of Communications (Ofcom)
  • Code of Guidance for Subtitling
  • Impact of WCAG Guidelines

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Equality Act of 2010 (EQA)

The Equality Act of 2010 (EQA) is Great Britain’s landmark anti-discrimination law, comparable to the US’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in scope and impact. The EQA condensed and replaced over 116 anti-discrimination laws into a single bill that protects individuals’ civil rights regardless of gender, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Employers are required to make “reasonable adjustments” to accommodate people with disabilities. Accessibility requirements extend to public entities and universities, as well.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission of Great Britain published a comprehensive guide that clarifies – in plain English – the requirements of employers, service providers, and institutes of higher education to accommodate people with disabilities.


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