Movistar + 5S Telefónica is among the top 10 social initiatives of 2016 selected by the magazine Entrepreneurial Compromise and the CAF-Latin American Development Bank. Movistar + 5S, the first TV platform with accessible content, allows its clients with sensorial disabilities access to films, series and documentary of premiere thanks to the incorporation of three systems of accessibility: sign language, subtitles or audio description.
With Movistar + 5S, which has competed with 350 other projects from Latin America and Spain, the user, depending on their sensory disability, chooses the LSE, subtitle or audiodescription mode. It is, therefore, an experience shared with the rest of the family and complementary, because the user can enjoy the content without interfering in the audiovisual experience of the rest of the spectators.
To access this new service, free and compatible with iOS and Android operating systems, Movistar customers only have to download the application Movistar + 5S and the device in which they downloaded the app will synchronize with the content they want to see in television.
Movistar + 5S was born in 2016 thanks to the collaboration of Telefónica with the company WhatsCine, Carlos III University and the main associations and organizations of the disability, who have shown their satisfaction for the initiative, convinced that the digital technologies can improve the life extraordinarily Of the more than 2 million people with sensory disabilities living alone in Spain.
Currently Movistar + 5S already offers more than 1,073 accessible content and continues to work to incorporate to the system and platform the improvements that users with disabilities themselves demand.
The 10 initiatives chosen are projects that have been created by companies, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations, which deal with different social challenges alone or in cooperation with other actors: they have helped groups at risk of exclusion, providing them with resources to start businesses ; Have improved health techniques and helped save lives; Have included people with disabilities in the enjoyment of culture; Have improved the environment; Have worked for peace and the coexistence of peoples; Have helped to raise funds from the third sector or have collaborated in the development of communities with scarce resources.