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Our education campaign asking teachers to turn on captions in the classroom for all students.

Are you an educator? Visit cap that! for free resources around the Australian Curriculum.


People are turning to the web for their video content more and more.

We help you find video with captions and audio description online and off.

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Latest News

  • The last few years have seen major developments in cinema accessibility alongside the update to digital cinema. Theatre and musical theatre have also benefited from the digital revolution with a variety of new methods available to view captions or listen to audio description.

  • OwnFone has launched a braille-based mobile phone for blind and vision impaired users in Australia—a world-first, according to the mobile technology company.

  • The UK communications regulator Ofcom has launched a review of the signing arrangements it has in place for TV channels with low audience levels.

  • Media Access Australia spoke to former Australian Disability Commissioner Graeme Innes about his time in the role, web accessibility, disability employment, and the need to change attitudes towards disability in the public and private sectors.

  • IBM has recently named Frances West, a 25-year IBM veteran, as the company’s first Chief Accessibility Officer.

  • Wednesday, 23 July 2014
    Q&A: Digital literature accessibility

    Media Access Australia spoke with Dr. Mike Kent, Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University about the accessibility of digital literature.

  • The UK communications regulator Ofcom has released its list of TV channels which will be required to provide access services – captioning, audio description and signing – in 2015.

Welcome to Media Access Australia

This website provides information on access to media using technology. It covers a wide range of practical information on access issues involving TV, DVDs, cinema-the-arts, the artsXXX, new media and education; and access technologies including captioning (primarily used by people who are Deaf and hearing impaired) and audio description (primarily used by people who are blind and vision impaired). You will also find information on rules and regulations affecting access, and levels of access on various types of media in Australia and the rest of the world. The key to our service is keeping people up-to-date with the world of accessible media.

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