Motion To Subtitle All Icelandic Content - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Motion To Subtitle All Icelandic Content

Published September 18, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Several members of parliament have table a motion to introduce subtitles on all visual media content, reports Vísir.

Currently it is only compulsory to subtitle foreign language content in Iceland but the MP’s believe that all content, including Icelandic news, films and television programmes should be subtitled as well.

The motion has been put together by MP’s from 3 different parties and aims to enhance media services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Additionally, the motion argues the subtitles would help foreigners and new residents learn Icelandic.

This is the second time this motion has been put to Iceland’s parliament.

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