Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Accessibility Report 2023

Published: 13 July 2023
Last updated: 13 July 2023

People with visual impairments watch as much TV as others but are confronted with particular difficulties when using TV programme guides (known as electronic programme guides or ‘EPGs’) to find and view programmes.

The EPG Code (PDF, 233.7 KB) sets out Ofcom’s expectation that EPGs should feature magnification, high contrast displays, filtering or highlighting of accessible programmes, and ‘text to speech’ functionality so that they can be used by disabled people.

In our 2023 EPG Accessibility Report we review the progress made by EPG providers in offering these accessibility features. We also consider how audience behaviour is changing in light of new television services and highlight the continued importance of accessible service design.

EPG Accessibility report 2022 - 2023 (PDF, 340.3 KB)

Adroddiad ar Hygyrchedd Amserlenni Rhaglenni Electronig (EPG) 2022 - 2023 - Trosolwg (PDF, 164.9 KB)

Ofcom VoD Survey 2023 - data tables (XLSX, 35.3 MB)

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