Streaming Video means delivering video content to you via an Internet connection, without requiring any additional equipment or downloading. NSCC subscribes to four Streaming Video collections, plus LinkedIn Learning. Films on Demand, National Film Board of Canada, and CBC Curio.ca are covered here.
"We continue to improve accessibility for Films On Demand in our efforts to meet and maintain a WCAG 2.0 AA level of compliance.”
Preferences for interface can be set and saved in Your Profile > Account Settings. Here you can:
Under Your Profile, you can also change the entire Films on Demand background colour by turning On or Off Dark Theme.
More information: Account Settings Instructions
If this option is available, a CC button will appear in the video control panel. Click on this button to toggle captions on and off. You may also create a Films on Demand account and set your personal preferences to always show closed captioning.
More Information: Instructions on How to Find Videos with Closed Captioning
Interactive Transcripts also available for many videos. Interactive transcripts allow you to view the full text of the video, search within the full text, or click on any word in the transcript to jump to that exact point in the video. If you prefer this format for videos, you can use the Advanced Search feature to limit your search only to videos that provide interactive transcripts.
More Information: Using the Interactive Transcript for videos
"The NFB is committed to equitable access to information, regardless of the technologies used. We are continually striving to make our site accessible to all, including persons with disabilities and to those who use assistive devices.
The Websites are developed according to the Common Look and Feel Standards for the internet, including the Accessibility Standards which require compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines Version 1.0 – Priority 1 and 2 Checkpoints"
The National Film Board of Canada has made many of its online films available with closed captioning for the deaf and described video for people with vision loss. When closed captioning or described video is available for a given film, the DV or CC icon will appear in the control bar of the video player. Clicking on the icon will start the alternative version of the film.
The NFB Accessibility Channel is a collection of animation and documentary films with video description. You can find this by clicking on Films on the left side of the screen, select Channels, scroll down to Accessibility.
NFB provides detailed instructions for:
“New CBC.ca projects undergo assessments to ensure that they follow accessibility guidelines and best practices. We work hard to ensure that CBC.ca complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA (WCAG 2.0 AA), an internationally accepted standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).”
CBC Curio has some closed captioning available. You can filter results to only show content with Closed Captioning:
CBC Curio provides Tips for Browsing on CBC.ca and Elsewhere on the Web. This includes:
Criterion-on-Demand offers Closed Captioned Titles when available. From the film page, scroll down to the versions available. Look for English Audio with English Subtitles or Foreign Audio with English Subtitles. Select a version with subtitles.