Navigating the Compliance Landscape of Described Video in Canada

2024-02-10T08:06:13-05:00Categories: Accessibility Act, Accessibility Legislations, Audio Description, Compliance, CRTC, Described Video, Legal, Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In today's media landscape, accessibility is not just a courtesy; it's a legal requirement. For media producers and broadcasters in Canada, understanding and adhering to these regulations, especially from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and standards from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is crucial. This

What’s the difference between Integrated Described Video and traditional Described Video?

2022-10-01T04:49:17-05:00Categories: Audio Description, Described Video, Integrated Described Video, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Integrated Described Video (IDV) is a growing trend in media accessibility, and the most frequent question that we receive these days is “how is IDV different from traditional DV”? Quite simply, integrated described video is built into the production from the ground up. It provides a description where the key

Can Synthetic Voices be Used for Audio Description?

2022-05-15T07:05:03-05:00Categories: Audio Description, Described Video, Technology and Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the mass adoption of technologies that would have normally been 5-10 years out. Every industry has seen a digital shift, from an uptake in food delivery services, to digital signatures on contracts to municipalities using zoom to engage with citizens. In our day-to-day world, which is