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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Americas

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Americas

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 162 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Americas Region, with those in 2016 highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in implementation of the SDGs. WSIS Stocktaking reports are based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU’s official call for stocktaking updates and new entries. The inputs from WSIS action line facilitators and co-facilitators also contribute to the reports.

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In Canada, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) launched Described Video Best Practices (DVBP) for the Canadian broadcasting industry (SDGs 4 and 9). The intent of these best practices, outlined in a series of artistic and technical guidelines, is to bring consistency to the provision of described video (DV) in Canada. The artistic guidelines divide major topics into relevant categories, with recommendations to provide direction to those writing DV descriptions. The technical guidelines provide direction to those creating the final product of post-production DV description, by detailing protocols to be followed. With input from industry, and through public consultation and community advocacy groups representing blind and low-vision Canadians, these best practices will work towards ensuring the availability of good quality DV description in Canada.

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