Canadian TV Channel for the Blind

Accessible Channel Launches with ‘Open Format’ Descriptions
The Accessible Channel launched across Canada on December 3rd, 2008, providing television for the vision-impaired. The Accessible Channel’s “open format” makes description available on the primary audio setting and the only soundtrack provided is the described track. The Accessible Channel will also provide closed captioning for 90% of its program schedule, which is in compliance with current CRTC regulations.

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