Study in accessible media delivery in Ontario’s university libraries

  • Posted on: 9 July 2014
  • By: Anika

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is commissioning a research study and report on accessible media delivery at Ontario universities. The study will identify a range of service options available to Ontario’s university libraries to ensure fair and equitable access to video collections held at university libraries across the province.
The research project, otherwise known as ROAM, the Report on Accessible Media, will document the diverse practices for delivering video media in accessible formats employed at Ontario universities.
ROAM aims to:

  • provide a detailed analysis of potential costs and benefits of a variety of approaches to video captioning and delivery of accessible media educational materials
  • provide clarity on sharing video captioning under Canadian law
  • assist Ontario Universities in becoming AODA compliant and serving students and faculty most effectively

The findings of the study will be made available to the OCUL community along with a directory of commercial and crowd-sourced services specializing in accessible media production.

An EnAbling Change Project with the Government of Ontario

This study will be conducted with support from the Government of Ontario as a part of the EnAbling Change Program. The program is an initiative of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and provides financial support and expertise to organizations to educate an industry or sector across the province on their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

More about ROAM

Contact: Katya Pereyaslavska, katya [at]