The BBC will be closing down its Red Button Teletext Service and the National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK). have begun an urgent petition to help save this service.

The BBC Red Button Teletext service is vital for visually impaired, deaf, disabled and older people, as well as many other people who want to find out information independently in an easy, convenient and accessible format, who are not online say The NFBUK

They are also concerned that by withdrawing the Red Button Teletext service, it will leave many people, who are already vulnerable, further isolated and marginalised from society. The NFBUK cannot understand how the BBC can meet its obligations set out in the Royal Charter (1) for public broadcast, if the Red Button Teletext service is withdrawn.

If you want to support the petition please email your organisation names to


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