Despite supposedly championing diversity, the broadcaster’s subtitling has been broken for months. Ofcom and the government must step in

Let’s abandon the misconception that only deaf and disabled people benefit from subtitled television. If you were one of the 5.7 million viewers in the UK who watched the Korean drama Squid Game last month and opted for subtitles, you’ll know what I mean.

Everyone who watches content with subtitles does so to engage with a show and process information in a way they otherwise couldn’t. In every situation, subtitles are an accessibility feature.

Liam O’Dell is an award-winning deaf and disabled journalist and campaigner.

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