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  1. 1. ITV<br />
  2. 2. Disability & Accessibility<br />ITV is committed to diversity, including disability, on and off-screen. They work closely with pan-industry networks to promote diversity: ITV is currently a member of the Cultural Diversity Network ( and is a founder-member of the Broadcast and Creative Industries Disability Network. <br />They are also members of EFoD, EFoA, Stonewall and Opportunity Now.<br />They are also undertaking a great deal of activity across ITV functions and regions to promote and improve diversity on and off-screen. These activities and initiatives are frequently communicated through our recruitment website and through specific external campaigns; nationally and regionally. <br />
  3. 3. Access Services <br />ITV is fully committed to being accessible to all – on and off-screen.<br />Off-screen<br />A task-force has been created to drive forward and constantly review on-site accessibility and specifications. <br />On-screen<br />ITV is fully committed to the principle of widening access to its television programmes for people with a hearing impairment through subtitling and signing, and blind and visually-impaired people with Audio Description. These public service commitments take the form of annual targets which are monitored by Ofcom. <br />
  4. 4. Audio Description<br />Audio description (AD) is an additional commentary that helps people with a sight problem to picture the on-screen action, body language and facial expressions. It is now available on television, video and DVD, as well as in cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries and sports venues. <br />The AD target for ITV1 and ITV2 is 10% of output in 2008 – that’s about 14 hours a week – and the ITV digital channels will deliver between 2% and 8% of their programmes with AD. <br />Because AD lends itself best to drama productions, ITV1 audio describes a large number of our most popular drama programmes, including The Bill, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Heartbeat and many films. For further information about Audio Description go to<br />
  5. 5. Sign Language && Sign Post<br />Sign Language<br />ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Men & Motors, CITV provide a selection of programmes open signed in British Sign Language. ITV1 provides roughly seven hours of signed programmes in regular night-time throughout the week, and the digital channels will deliver between 1% and 3% of signed programmes in 2008. <br />Signpost <br />All ITV’s pre-recorded British Sign Language (BSL) is provided by Signpost, ITV’s centre of excellence for on-screen signs language access. Based in the North-East of England, Signpost employs a team of professional on-screen and studio staff whose native language is BSL – offering top-quality access to the deaf community. <br />Signpost’s award-winning website was the UK’s first bilingual English-BSL website - - where visitors can access details of signed TV programmes shown on ITV and other channels, news and information about deaf issues, learn a BSL sign a day, see signed news and find out how signing is put on to TV.<br />
  6. 6. Subtitles<br />Since 1993, ITV1 has been subtitling an increasing number of television programmes. In 2007, ITV1 subtitled over 91% of its output. Our much younger digital channels are continually increasing their levels of subtitling and our commitments across all our channels will increase year on year.<br />ITV have many ways in which they make their site and channel accessible for people with disabilities and have a diverse approach to their staff and content on the show. <br /> They have no specifically disabled programmes like BBC and Channel 4 has but disability is shown in there day to day programmes <br />