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Archive for November 27th, 2015

27 NovChange of Chairs at NRCPD


As of 1 December, Sandra Verkuyten OBE will be chair of the NRCPD Board. She takes over from Huw Vaughan Thomas, the Auditor General for Wales.

Sandra said: “After four years on the Board, I am excited to be taking on the role of chair at a critical point in the evolution of NRCPD.

“We have recently released our statement of regulatory intent and are about to embark on an in depth conversation with our Registrants and the people who rely on their services. I look forward to applying my experience as chief executive of the Hearing Aid Council to making NRCPD fit to be a statutory regulator.”

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27 NovOfcom publishes final report on live subtitling

Ofcom has published its fourth and final report on the quality of live subtitling. Although there appear to have been improvements in accuracy, latency and speed, some issues still need to be addressed.

The report suggests trade-offs need to be struck when producing live subtitles, such as between speed and accuracy. Ofcom therefore intends to ask subtitle users with different levels of hearing loss, different ages and different educational attainments about their preferences. Ofcom expects to publish the outcome of the research in early 2016 then discuss it with stakeholders.