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Jan 3, 2021

Audio Description in Canada: Interview with Dr. Fels and Margot Whitfield

Today we interview Dr. Fels from Ryerson University along with her colleague Margot Whitfield to learn about what is going on with Audio Description in Canada. Dr. Fels has dedicated her entire career to the study and application of inclusive media in theater, gaming, television, film, music and more. She has focused particularly on audio description and captioning. Join us as we learn about some of her findings and also the state of audio description in Canada.

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Show Notes:

Described video opens up world of film to the blind (Toronto Star, December 10, 2019)

All prime time TV shows now have to be accessible. How Toronto could become a world leader in captioning and describing (Toronto Star, December 13, 2019)

Deborah Fels is shaping inclusive design (Ryerson, November 13, 2020) 

Accessible Media, Inc. –

Deborah Fels, PhD. P.Eng.
Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
Director, Inclusive Media and Design Centre
Ryerson University  
416.979.5000 x 7619

Margot Whitfield
Scholarly Research and Creative Associate
Inclusive Media and Design Centre
Ted Rogers School of Management
T: 416-979-5000 ext. 7110