ZDF media library: programs with sign language on demand


     ZDF has expanded its offer for the hearing impaired: From now on, selected programs are also available as video-on-demand offer with German Sign Language (DGS) in the ZDF media library. The offer includes the "Today" news at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., the "Today Journal", "People Today", "Frontal 21", "37 °", "Maybrit Illner", "Plan B", "Berlin direct "as well as the children's news program" logo! ". Since June 2018, it has been possible to watch sign language programs in the live stream of the ZDFmediathek.
    All programs that are available in sign language as video-on-demand or as a live stream in the ZDFmediathek can be found in the "Accessible" section and at the web address barrierefrei.zdf.de. In addition to the sign language, additional barrier-free content such as subtitles and audio description can be activated via the language settings in the menu of the video player. The ZDF's barrier-free offer can also be used via the ZDFmediathek app and HbbTV.
    Sign language is a visual-manual form of language. German sign language has been recognized as an independent language since 2002. As with the spoken language, there are different dialects in sign language.

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