Mandate

The Broadcasting Accessibility Fund:

(a) Acts as an independent and impartial funding body to support and fund innovative projects that provide platform-neutral solutions to promote accessibility of all broadcasting content in Canada;

(b) Funds only projects that are incremental to the existing regulatory obligations of the broadcasting industry in Canada;

(c) Funds projects which provide practical solutions that tangibly increase accessibility in broadcasting and which, whenever possible, make use of inclusive design principles to promote accessibility at the earliest stages and in the most cost-effective manner for new technologies and applications in Canada; and

(d) Provides efficient and accessible service in English and French, and provides documentation for grant applicants in the official language of their choice.”

ASL video version of text follows.