Canadian broadcasters are improving their amounts of closed captioning but their levels of described video content remain “extremely low,” Media Access Canada (MAC) says. MAC cited a new study by Analysis & Research in Communications Inc., which measured accessible programming on 10 Canadian broadcasters. The report said the broadcasters exceeded the number of CRTC required hours for captioning. It also found large variations in the number of errors in closed captioning. MAC noted that no standards exist for quality. “This raises the question: when you have a high volume of errors in captioning, can you really call that program accessible?” Beverley Milligan, CEO of MAC said in a statement issued at the end of May. “The results from captioning are encouraging, however we need further efforts from broadcasters to ensure that television is accessible to all Canadians,” The study also found an “extremely low” level of described video for blind and vision-impaired Canadians. The CRTC requires broadcasters to describe four hours of programming per week, but seven out of 10 broadcasters were not in compliance, MAC said.