In February, CBC launched a pilot project to make daily transcripts of The Current accessible to a wide range of Canadians. And now, an embedded player has been added as a feature so you can listen as you read along.
To date, The Current's transcripts have been viewed 100,000 times.
The growing library of transcripts has the potential to benefit a large and diverse audience, from English language learners to the deaf and hard of hearing to rural Canadians and post-secondary students.
Where can you find transcripts?
Links to the transcripts are located in several places:
- On the segment page just below the main image in the body of the post.
- On the episode page for the day.
- In the archive, attached to each day on our Past Episodes page.
- On the main page of the day of broadcast after 5pm EST.
- There is a Print option, if you don't want to read the transcript online.
- And you can also Share the transcript.
"At The Current, we try to deliver a fresh perspective on the stories that are most relevant to Canadians. Our goal is to foster a daily national conversation about the people and ideas surrounding us," said host Anna Maria Tremonti.
"With this transcription project, we are pleased to expand this dialogue to a new audience including English language learners, deaf and hard of hearing Canadians, post-secondary students, and those in rural communities."
As part of this project, CBC also posts one American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted radio documentary from the show every month.
Below is the most recent ASL-interpreted video for a documentary that aired on The Current called Being Jacqueline. It was produced by The Current's Suzanne Dufresne and Joan Webber, interpreted by Toronto ASL-English interpreter Kathy Munro, and shot by Andrew Budziak/8 String Media. Being Jacqueline has recently been honoured with a Gracies award.
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