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Comments on claimed captioning standards (2011)

In 2011, the CRTC finally revealed the results of its secret, industry-only “working groups” who, despite no qualifications whatsoever for the task, had the temerity to issue captioning “standards” that the CRTC wishes to rubber-stamp into requirements.

That isn't going to happen.

This process will result in a human-rights complaint

This entire “standardization” process is a non-starter and will result in a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleging unequal treatment on the basis of disability. That in itself will torpedo the process.

These “standards” are no such thing and will never be implemented.


Posted: 2011.09.14

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