Whether you’re reading this from Tāmaki Makaurau’s Alert Level 3, or wider Aotearoa’s Level 2, we hope you are staying safe. We recognise that access to the media means access to a world of information, entertainment and connection, and we are continuing to work towards our vision of an inclusive New Zealand where everyone has equal access to audio-visual media.

The Able team is continuing to work to provide Captions and Audio Description, and the altered alert levels will not affect the schedules during this time. Captions will be available on all news coverage on TVNZ1.

To see our picks for this week in TV, click here.

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If you would like assistance accessing Captions or Audio Description on your TV, reach out to us at hello@able.co.nz – our friendly team is always happy to help.

Kia kaha Aotearoa!

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