IDRC - Celebrating 25 Years

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Continuing Our Work During COVID-19

Read the letter regarding COVID-19 by IDRC Director, Jutta Treviranus.

Supports for complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

How do I make my web site accessible? How do I make my office documents accessible? How do I make information available in alternative formats? Businesses and organizations read our AODA Help.

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To support inclusive design of on-line media, the ATRC is pleased to offer the Video Access Media Service.

The Video Access Media Service supports the creation of online captioning, and video description. This is provided through support services, or through consultation to media developers interested in making their media accessible to all.

What is Accessible Media? 

Captions provide viewers with text-based, verbatim dialog, background sounds, and sound effects, key for deaf and hard of hearing viewers, and beneficial for hearing viewers as well.

Video descriptions provide verbal descriptions of what is happening visually in the video. Description makes it possible for people with vision disabilities to comprehend more fully the visual elements of the video. Sighted people may find video description benficial as well.

For an example of Accessible Rich Media, please view some of the videos available on our SNOW website, and on our Capscribe project website.