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#WeAllHaveAbility – This February describe a video

February 7, 2020

GUELPH, Ontario – Did you know that many people rely on programming that offers described movie and television content?

Described video is the narrated description of a program’s non-verbal elements, including surroundings, costumes and body language.  

In 2001, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) started requiring a minimum level of described video programming by certain broadcasters. By 2019, some broadcasters in Canada were required by the CRTC to offer described video for all of the video content they broadcast during prime-time hours.  

Accessibility Challenge:

This February we are challenging students and staff to get creative by making their own described video.

Take a short movie or TV clip from a legally obtained source and dub it over with described video to help the visually impaired know what is happening in the background.

If you cannot find a clip you want to use, create your own video clip and use this for the challenge.

Remember that the Terry James Resource Centre offers schools legally obtained videos through Curio and Learn 360. 

Send us your new clip or a link to the clip on social media using #WeAllHaveAbility.

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