The Greens released their disability policy today and are calling for 100% captioning on all television programmes.

“Internationally, New Zealand lags behind on captioning. On average only 25 per cent of New Zealand TV is captioned compared to 85 per cent in Australia and 99 per cent in the United Kingdom and United States of America.”

No on-demand TV was captioned in New Zealand.

Fair enough. I don’t know if 100% is realistic, but it would be good to see these services improved, to make TV more accessible to those in NZ with hearing difficulties. I know when I am old, I would still like to be able to know what is happening on Shortland Street if I can’t hear so well!