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BT Sport United: Our commitment to accessibility
We’re working hard to make our programming accessible to everyone.
At BT Sport, through our BT Sport United initiative, we are committed to using our platform to become champions for positive change. Making our broadcasts accessible to everyone plays a big part in our aim to be inclusive.
To date, we’ve broadcast The FA Disability Cup live on TV – bringing it to a national TV audience for the first time in the competition’s history. Our broadcasts of the competitions have been the most accessible live broadcasts of football matches in the UK, with live coverage on three BT Sport channels featuring enhanced Audio Description, British Sign Language, and, sub-titles.
This season, EE and BT Sport are teaming up for a new opportunity which will provide British Sign Language commentary around a range of BT Sport programming, including the UEFA Champions League Final. New Signing will provide two sign-language commentators or presenters with a first-of-its-kind opportunity to train up with BT Sport.
In addition, this season we’re increasing the amount of live subtitled sports content. We offer subtitles and audio description around a wide range of non-live linear and on-demand programming, exceeding our Ofcom obligations, and over the coming months more than twenty of our award-winning BT Sport Films documentaries will have sign-language added for customers to enjoy.
Keep an eye on this page for more updates. Later this season we will launch a new series focusing on sport and the deaf community. We will also be launching an initiative to encourage all sports fans to get to know British Sign Language.