The Broadcasting Accessibility Fund announced the provision of $615,330 in grants to five projects focussed on advancing accessibility to broadcasting content for Canadian people with disabilities. Among them is “NER Consumer Evaluator”, which will receive $156,000. This project is leaded by Keeble Media Inc. with the participation of Pablo Romero-Fresco and Sabela Melchor-Couto, members of GALMA. Its aim is to train and certify a number of deaf and hard of hearing consumers in the evaluation of NER, which is a tool for assessing the quality of live captions produced using speech recognition that was developed by Pablo Romero-Fresco (Universidade de Vigo and Roehampton University) and Juan Martínez (a respeaking consultant).
Should you want to know more, do have a look at the press release here.