Course Description

This course examines live CC production and mandatory quality standards with hands-on practice  and feedback. Assignments include a 10-minute live CC production, calculating accuracy  according to CRTC regulations (NER), and in-class peer review. Students are expected to  demonstrate an understanding of live CC production through respeaking and NER evaluation.  While professional live captioners will benefit from understanding NER scoring, this course will  build upon students’ prerequisite knowledge and is ideal preparation of NER certification.

Who Teaches CDIM 103?

Joanne PakJoanne Pak

Joanne Pak's career in broadcasting and accessible media spans over 20 years in closed captioning, audiobook production, described video writing and narrating, and training Deaf candidates to become live caption accuracy evaluators. During her career, Joanne has worked with every major broadcaster and numerous smaller independents, as well as the CNIB and CBSC, to create and improve inclusive media standards. She currently serves as the Private Broadcasters Representative on the NER Advisory Council and is an official NER certifier.


Prerequisites: CDIM 100 and CDIM 101

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