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Welcome to the
Deaf Broadcasting Council

A consumer organisation representing deaf, deafened and hard of hearing television viewers


DBC Response to the DTI/DCM white paper
"A New Future for Communications"

We welcome the government's recognition of the needs of the people we represent. However, we have concerns to ensure that the framework laid down by the White Paper will resolve our concerns on current gaps in access, for example........click here to read the full text.

Did you know that one in seven* people in the United Kingdom is deaf?

*"Deaf" covers the full range of deafness from hard of hearing to profoundly deaf and deafened people.

Monitoring access to television and video for deaf viewers

Ensuring broadcasters are aware of the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people

Responding to government and industry discussion papers on behalf of deaf viewers


Television plays an important part in people's lives. Access through subtitles and sign language means deaf people can be informed, educated and entertained.


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