Argentina. Television news signals will begin to include sign language and close caption service to ensure equal access to news.
The National Communications Agency, Enacom, advanced in this new inclusive measure during its last Board meeting, which comes into force from the publication of Enacom Resolution 570/2022 in the Official Gazette.
Within the first 180 days, each signal must incorporate at least 3 hours a day of subtitled content in the 19 to 23 hour slot and at least 1 hour of sign language per day in the 6 to 10 and 19 to 23 hour slots. They will also have a progressive incorporation scheme until all the programming is completed.
This advance seeks to eliminate gaps in access to knowledge and guarantees the right to information and content of people with disabilities, as is clear from Law 26,522. In this sense, it complies with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which the Argentine State is subscribed and has ratified through Law 27,044.