Radio & Television

CAB to remove broadcast barriers to disabled

OTTAWA – Saying we need greater inclusion of people with disabilities on the air, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) today submitted its research report titled The Presence, Portrayal and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Television Programming to the CRTC. The report provides extensive detail on the issues and barriers challenging persons with disabilities, in society and in television programming alike. It further provides a series of recommendations for the development of a broadcaster tool kit to move forward on greater inclusion of persons with disabilities within the broadcasting industry; and for addressing issues of presence and portrayal on-screen....