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Audio description takes to the sky

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Emirates airline has announced the introduction of audio description to its in-flight entertainment system, making it the first airline to provide both captioned and audio described content for passengers to enjoy.

Emirates has worked closed with Walt Disney Studios to supply closed captioned content since 2007. In the month of August alone, there will be over 50 movies with closed captions for the Deaf and hearing impaired. To continue Emirates’ commitment to exceptional customer service, audio description will be introduced on 16 Disney movies, allowing people with vision impairment to listen to the visual narration soundtrack.


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Teacher information (blind/low vision) (new)

Teachers play a pivotal role in the learning outcomes of all students. It is vital that teachers who have students with sensory impairment in their classrooms create an equitable educational environment through the use of accessibility practices.

Specialist teachers provide targeted support for students with sensory impairment, and are invited to view our page designed for specialist teachers.


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Policy and expectations (new)

Australia

One of the key aims of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is ‘to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination against persons on the ground of disability.’ The Australian Human Rights Commission has published a guide to assist the general public.


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Classroom Access Project 1 (new)

The Classroom Access Project was first piloted in Term 1, 2010 at La Salle Catholic College, Bankstown, NSW. This project was an initiative of Media Access Australia, and implemented through partnership with the Catholic Education Office Sydney and La Salle Catholic College, Bankstown.


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Accessible cinema to get a legislative boost in the USA

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Last week the United States Attorney General signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which recommends amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act to provide captioning and audio description of movies.

The ruling will provide a consistent approach across the United States for cinemas to exhibit closed captioned and audio described movies. While the majority of movies released by American studios have captions and audio description, the number of cinemas making use of these features is varies widely across the country.

Some of the rulemaking inclusions are:


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The ‘model classroom’ in action (new)

The Classroom Access Project (CAP) operated for 20 weeks in both trial schools, which provided necessary longevity to test the concept of access to captioned video and other media and improved sound in mainstream schools.


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Classroom Access Project (new)

Access to captioned video and other media for students with hearing impairment can be challenging due to the increased use of online curriculum resources to support the curriculum, and also a need to upskill teachers in the use of captions.


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Teacher information (new)

Teachers play a pivotal role in the learning outcomes of all students. It is vital that teachers who have students with sensory impairment in their classrooms create an equitable educational environment through the use of accessibility practices.

Specialist teachers provide targeted support for students with sensory impairment, and are invited to view our page designed for specialist teachers.


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