Accessible Media Production (Canada)

Accessible Media Production refers to the process of creating media content that is designed to be accessible and inclusive for individuals with disabilities. This can include producing captions, audio descriptions, transcripts, and other accommodations to ensure that the media is perceivable and understandable by all audiences.


1. What is the purpose of accessible media production?
Accessible media production aims to make media content inclusive and accessible for individuals with disabilities. By providing accommodations such as captions and audio descriptions, it ensures that everyone can enjoy and understand the content, regardless of their abilities.

2. Who benefits from accessible media production?
Accessible media production benefits individuals with visual or hearing impairments, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, and other disabilities. It also benefits individuals who may not have a disability but prefer to consume media with captions or audio descriptions.

3. What types of media can be made accessible?
Any form of media can be made accessible through the process of accessible media production. This includes videos, films, television shows, podcasts, online courses, webinars, and other digital content.

4. How are captions created in accessible media production?
Captions are typically created by transcribing the dialogue and audio elements of the media and synchronizing them with the corresponding visuals. This can be done manually by human captioners or through automated speech recognition technology.

5. Are there legal requirements for accessible media production in Canada?
Yes, Canada has legal requirements for accessible media production. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) requires all broadcasters to provide closed captions for their television programming. Additionally, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) mandates accessible media for organizations operating in Ontario.