Booklet on “How to Provide Information for Persons with Sensory…(read more)
For the purpose of explaining, in an easy-to-understand way, how media outlets can ensure easier communication, depending on the type of impairment – hearing, vision, physical or mental disability – by means of subtitled videos, open or closed textual descriptions, sign language or audio descriptions, the Agency has prepared a booklet titled “How to Provide Information for Persons with Sensory Impairments – Approach, Services, Programmes, Materials and Alternative Formats”.
The booklet is printed into the Macedonian, Albanian and English languages. It highlights the needs, ideas and considerations of the severely and less severely sight- or hearing-impaired persons living in the Republic of North Macedonia.
Agency Adopts Report on Implementing the Programme for Ensuring Media Accessibility to Persons with Sensory Impairments (2016-2018)
At its 25th session, held on 17 June 2019, the Agency council adopted the Report on Implementing the Programme for Ensuring Media Accessibility to Persons with Sensory Impairments, 2016-2018.
The Report covers all activities and researches the regulatory authority carried out, as well as the brochures it published, in line with the two-year Programme, also including the activities that may, in the foreseeable future, contribute to improving access to the programmes for persons with disabilities.
Skopje, 30 January 2020 – The Council of Europe and the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services held a workshop for broadcasters and providers of on-demand audiovisual media services yesterday, with the aim of using the experiences gained from the European and domestic practices to develop a self-regulating document that would provide better access to media for persons with sensory disabilities. The workshop was part of the second phase of the JUFREX project on “Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in the Republic of North Macedonia” read more…
Working Meeting Held on Ensuring Access to Programmes for Persons with Disabilities
Skopje, 13. 12.2018 – As part of its efforts to promote certain activities among the broadcasters so that the latter would make their programmes accessible for persons with vision and hearing impairments, the Agency held a working meeting today with representatives of the national television broadcasters…read more
Research “Access to the Broadcasters’ Programmes for Persons with Vision and Hearing Loss – Offer and Needs”
The research concerning “Access to the Broadcasters’ Programmes for Persons with Vision and Hearing Loss – Offer and Needs”, envisaged by the three-year Programme for Ensuring Access to Media for Persons with Sensory Impairments, adopted in 2015, was completed in the fourth quarter of 2016. The results of this research were presented at the Fourth Public Meeting of the Agency, which was held on 29 December 2016.
For the needs of this research, a Questionnaire was prepared about the quantity and quality of the offer of television programmes intended for persons with sensory disabilities, and the same was sent to all TV services. Moreover, interviews were conducted with representatives of the organizations representing persons with vision and hearing loss, as well as other relevant organizations.
The presentation and the entire research titled “Access to the Broadcasters’ Programmes for Persons with Vision and Hearing Loss – Offer and Needs” are available at the links given below:
Procedure for Communication with Citizens with Some Form and Degree of Handicap The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services adopted, as part of the project titled “Accessible Administration for the Handicapped”, a Procedure for Communication with Citizens with Some Form of Handicap…read more
For communication with citizens with sensory impairments click here