Originally Posted by BBC News
A new web-based television service, or IPTV, for British Sign Language (BSL) users has recently launched in the UK.

VeeSee TV airs news and other programmes in BSL and is available 24 hours a day.

The channel can be viewed on a computer or via a set-top box and is the brainchild of BSL interpreter Susie Grant.

She said she launched VeeSee TV in frustration at mainstream TV's inability to cater for deaf viewers.

VeeSee is the first dedicated channel for BSL users which also includes an interactive forum and user-generated content.

Its certainly a step forward for deaf people and its only been possible thanks to the low cost of IPTV services in comparison to full time satellite and cable services.

Hopefully one day it will move onto Freeview, I am sure that once the analogue spectrum is freed up over the next couple of years there will be enough space to place this channel onto it.


BBC News Report