To encourage press agencies in the provinces of Vietnam to apply technology to assist persons with disabilities

On September 23, 2020, the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam issued Circular 26/2020/TT-BTTTT on application of standards and technology assisting persons with disabilities to access and use information and communications products and services.

Press agencies holding the broadcasting or radio license and providing television channels performing essential propagation and political tasks shall apply standards and technology assisting persons with disabilities to access daily news programs on these channels.Press agencies holding the broadcasting or radio license of provinces and central-affiliated cities are encouraged to apply standards and technology assisting persons with disabilities to listen to their programs.

In addition, other organizations and individuals are encouraged to apply the standards and technology assisting persons with disabilities to access and use information and communications products and services provided for in Appendix enclosed therewith to their websites/web portals.

Within 12 months starting from the entry into force of this Circular, the regulatory body or organization shall finish upgrading its website/web portal/public services portal in accordance with regulations of this Circular.

More details can be found in Circular 26/2020/TT-BTTTT which comes into force from January 1, 2021.

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