NEW research by captioning charity Stagetext has suggested that young people are four times more likely to watch TV with the subtitles on than older viewers.
Stagetext, which provides captions for live and online events like theatre performances and talks, found that four out of five viewers aged 18-25 said they use subtitles all or part of the time.
Less than a quarter of those aged between 56 and 75 said they watched shows with subtitles, despite being almost twice as likely to say they are deaf or hard of hearing.
Stagetext’s chief executive Melanie Sharpe told the BBC that she thinks “there’s far more acceptance of subtitles by young people.”
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