On November 18, Canal 22 Internacional, one of our great allies on accessibility in Spanish within the TVAccess project funded by the United States Department of Education, received the Outstanding Contribution in International Accessibility Award from the American Council for the Blind, Audio Description Awards

Red carpet background. Conchita Hernandez, Educator, speaks. She has long black hair and a black dress. The letters AD in a gold color appear on the top right. Bottom picture: White background with rhombuses in different colors. Orissa Castellanos, Director of Canal 22 Internacional, speaks. She has brown hair and a gray dress. To her right appears the Canal 22 logo. The letters AD in a gold color appear on the bottom left.

Canal 22 Internacional has demonstrated a firm commitment to accessibility by, among other things:

  • Creating special slots, within its programming, for series and documentaries that are available with captions and audio description.
  • Creating the Manos Arriba series to teach sign language to its audience.
  • Promoting accessibility.

The channel was recognized along with a distinguished group of companies and individuals who have positively impacted audio description access, availability, and quality. The other winners were:

  • Outstanding Audio Description Visionary – Barry Cronin
  • Outstanding Achievement in Audio Description Innovation – Spectrum
  • Audio Description Game Changer – Apple
  • Audio Description Game Changer – Netflix
  • Audio Description Game Changer – Procter & Gamble
  • Outstanding Achievement Audio Description Contribution Impact for Live Events – Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Outstanding Achievement Audio Description Contribution Impact for Live Events – Disney-ABC

Congratulations to Canal 22 Internacional for this fabulous and well-deserved recognition of their work.

 

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