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UNE 153010:2012 Subtitling for deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Deaf people face numerous barriers daily that hinder their access to communication and information. The elimination of the barriers. When removing these barriers, we are responding to the need and the right of all people to fully develop their potential.

Subtitling is now the most practical method of guaranteeing accessibility to audiovisual contents for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Subtitling also benefits children, senior citizens, the mentally disabled and people learning languages, as it helps to improve their reading and writing skills, and also the general public when is found in certain noisy environments (public transport, shopping centres, etc.), for whom it raises awareness about the possibility of a hearing loss associated with age.

The Standard UNE 153010 contains specifications on the presentation of subtitles as a support for communications in order to facilitate accessibility to audiovisual contents. Tiene como objetivo, entre otros, establecer requisitos mínimos de calidad y un grado razonable de homogeneidad en el subtitulado para las personas sordas y personas con discapacidad auditiva

Está dirigida a los siguientes grupos de personas:
- creadores de contenidos audiovisuales;
- medios de comunicación audiovisual;
- evaluadores de la accesibilidad de los contenidos audiovisuales;
- responsables de la adquisición y compra de bienes y servicios accesibles por parte de la Administración Pública;
- proveedores del servicio de subtitulado.

This UNE standard is the result of the consensus between users, production and distribution companies of subtitling services, subtitling software designers, audiovisual communication service providers (television operators), professionals from the sector and public research centres. The opinions have especially been taken into account, prefer


See standardUNE 153010:2012. Subtitulado para personas sordas y personas con discapacidad auditiva.


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