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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 Stencil Art Prize is the largest stencil event in the world to recognize and reward stencil artists. This year, there will be 92 finalists on exhibition across 21 countries and the event will also host an audio described tour on Saturday, 24 October.

  • The Accessible India Campaign is set to launch on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with a strong focus on improving access to information and communication technology in the region.

  • Nominations are open for the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) until Friday 2nd October, awarding accessible design and games representing marginalised groups, including people with disabilities.

  • Wednesday, 30 September 2015
    Call for papers at LEAD arts access conference

    The major conference for accessible arts, LEAD (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability) is being held in Pittsburgh, USA on 1-5 August 2016.

  • There has been a quiet, small development in the availability of audio described movies from Apple iTunes in Australia.

  • Monday, 28 September 2015
    Japan trials live captioning system

    Kyoto University in Japan is trailing a new live captioning system for use in academic conferences, using an automatic speech recognition system to cut down on the amount of human input needed to deliver live captions.

  • Wednesday, 23 September 2015
    Japan ramps up cinema access

    New laws in Japan designed to remove discrimination against people with disabilities will take effect from April 2016. One area that will benefit is access to cinema for hearing and vision impaired people.

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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