This website provides information and resources to people living with hearing loss, featuring information on accessibility in broadcast media such as television programming, talk based radio, and internet multimedia.
There are also sections for Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Chapters and Branches on how to develop accessible multimedia content for their own websites, which can also be used by others.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)
As part of its Mission to empower Canadians living with hearing loss through its four pillars of activity, CHHA offers information to its members and the public regarding accessibility in broadcasting, works to raise awareness of the ways accessibility can be enhanced, helps those experiencing difficulties, and advocates for improvements to broadcasting accessibility where needed.
Broadcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF)
The BAF is an independent funding body that supports innovative projects which provide insight into the advancement of accessibility in broadcasting. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is grateful to the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund for its support of the creation of this Guide.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
The CRTC is an arms-length body accountable to the Ministry of Canadian Heritage. Its mandate is to interpret, create and enforce policy under the Canadian Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act. The CRTC regulates and licenses all Canadian television and radio stations including all accessibility requirements. As the CRTC serves public interests, they regularly hold “public hearings, round-table discussions, informal forums, and online discussion forums designed to gather Canadians' views about broadcasting and telecommunications services…”.
This section contains links to pertinent articles, and provides visitors with the opportunity to ask CHHA’s Experts how to resolve problems they encounter with hearing accessibility.
Are you having trouble with hearing accessibility? Ask our Experts!
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Ask the Expert page.
Do you or someone you know have trouble understanding audio on television, radio or on the internet? There are resources available that can help!
November 24, 2016
CBC announces expansion of accessibility initiative to make Canadian public radio available to deaf and hard-of-hearing Canadians.
January 26, 2016
Broadcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF) approves $723,500 in project grants.