Ai-Media Opens Toronto Office
On Tuesday, November 21st, Ai-Media celebrated the opening of its first Canadian office.
In the Xchange space of Brightlane, 3 floors below the office itself, members of the Ai-Media Canada board and team welcomed their guests, which included students, teachers and staff from Ontario universities and colleges, and members of the Canadian broadcasting industry.
Board Chair Alison Loat was MC for the evening, and formalities kicked off with a speech by CEO Tony Abrahams, outlining the history of Ai-Media and the company’s vision for the future in North America. Ai-Live captions were featured throughout the evening, and after an impromptu demonstration by recent graduate and Toronto team member Jeremy Keeble, attendees were invited to try their hand at re-speaking, with some rather impressive results! A transcript of the event is available here.
The Q&A evolved into a general discussion of accessibility in Canada. We owe a particular thanks to Darren Cooper and Heather Willis from Ryerson University for sharing their well-informed opinions on shifting trends in accessibility services.
Check out the photos and video of the night.
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