The original Live Captioning Canada website was set up as part of the User Preferences in Live Captioning Research Project funded by the Broasdcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF). It was established as a means for communicating with captioning users and stakeholders in the Deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing communities. The BAF funded a follow-up research project on play-by-play captioning of live sports (currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Subsequent to that, Ryerson was awarded grant funding for a multi-year project to conduct research into tradeoffs in live captioning, building on the research conducted in the two BAF-funded projects. All three of these projects fall under the umbrella of the Live Captioning Canada initiative and we expect that further research on live captioning will also find a home here.
The purpose of this website is to act as a central repository of information for these research projects and act as a communications medium for disseminating findings of the research to stakeholders. It will also become a central resource for a wider spectrum of information on live captioning in Canada.