Monday, 24 October 2016

Deaf teenager who took on Sky over ‘discrimination’ celebrates subtitles victory

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A teenager who squared up to Sky for “discriminating” against people with hearing impairments is celebrating a “victory” against the broadcaster. Six months ago, Jamie Danjoux, 17, who is moderately deaf in both ears, publicly berated Sky for failing to provide subtitles on its On Demand service.

“People with hearing loss shouldn’t get a poorer service due to their disability,” he said. “We’re paying more than £250 a year for a service that we can’t fully use.” 11 million people with hearing loss Mr Danjoux set up a petition demanding Sky provide On Demand subtitles to enable the 11 million people in the UK with hearing loss to view their favourite programmes. Nearly 30,000 people signed the petition

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