RTÉ leads the way with new service for the deaf.
In 1975 RTÉ broadcast its first 'News for the Deaf'.
The 'News for the Deaf' format was agreed upon in consultation with the National Association for Deaf People. An announcer read a summary of the day's news, which also appeared as script on screen. According to the RTÉ Guide preview of the new service below, RTÉ was the first broadcaster in Europe to offer a daily 'News for the Deaf' and possibly the first in the world.
This extract from 'News for the Deaf' is an example of the original format, with Colm Connolly reading the news. It was broadcast c. 1982.