Improving accessibility on


Live subtitles, closed captions and British Sign Language.

When watching, you can now view live subtitles or closed captions for both the Commons and Lords Chambers.

Users can select subtitles or closed captions on the video player by clicking on the ‘subtitles’ button. The subtitles will also be embedded in the broadcasting feed which is provided to the major broadcasters.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation has been introduced at Prime Minister’s Question time, and plans are in progress to introduce BSL interpretation for all departmental questions, statements and UQs in the House of Commons Chamber, and House of Lords Chamber (on request). It is proposed to launch this in Summer/Autumnn 2023.

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