The Audiovisual Media Service Directive (AVMSD) governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation on all audiovisual media, both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services.

It was entered into the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) in 2018 and Member States have until 2021 to implement it into their national legislation.

The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities includes the right to “enjoy access to television programmes in accessible format” (Article 30). Audiovisual media is vital in defining the cultural landscape of modern societies and provides a primary source of information, education and entertainment, from which persons with disabilities shall not be excluded.

You can find our advocacy work up to the adoption of the Directive below.

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