The tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities.

GBH has been a pioneer in creating solutions to ensure that everyone can benefit from innovations in media. We’ve helped to set captioning standards, and work to improve access to digital media as new devices and technologies are introduced. GBH has developed free software to allow anyone to caption or create audio descriptions for any video content. Our research and consulting activities provided a way for people who are blind or visually impaired to experience an eclipse in real time through descriptive narration (another GBH invention), enjoy TV via audio descriptions, and access the content that informs our everyday lives.

Watch the Facebook Accessibility Summit 2021, where Donna Danielewski, Executive Director of Accessibility for GBH, and Marne Levine, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Business and Corporate Development, Facebook, discuss the impact and importance of captioning and how content creators can leverage the technologies available to them.