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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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Digital technology

A guide to the mainstream technologies that are affordable and accessible, helping people with a disability access information when and where they choose.  

Visit this section to get the latest on the technologies making the most impact.

Latest News

  • The major captioning provider Red Bee Media Australia is seeking feedback about the positioning of captions on the popular Seven Network program My Kitchen Rules, and will be hosting a focus group at Docklands, Melbourne, on Friday, 30 January.

  • Thursday, 22 January 2015
    ACMA posts preliminary caption exemptions

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has commenced posting this year’s round of draft exemption and target reduction orders, which exempt channels from having to meet normal captioning requirements for a year or more.

  • Tuesday, 20 January 2015
    Mobile device usage surges in Australia

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released new research showing the growing use of tablet computers which, in turn, emphasises the need for improved mobile device accessibility.

  • Computer chip manufacturer Intel has revealed new technologies it is working on which will make devices such as smart phones, tablets and PCs more accessible to people with disabilities.

  • AbleGamers, the organisation working to improve the overall quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games, has named its most accessible mainstream games of 2014.

  • Dr Scott Hollier provides some useful tips and initial hands-on impressions of the accessibility features available in the latest version of Google's Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop.

  • Just in time to help you relax over the holidays, we've enlisted the help of UX designer, accessibility specialist and co-author of the Game Accessibility Guidelines, Ian Hamilton, to provide a list of noteworthy cross-platform accessible game releases in 2014.

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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