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July 2014
Date Published News headline and description
04 July 2014 Graeme Innes’s greatest media access hits
With Graeme Innes finishing up in his role as Disability Discrimination Commissioner today, Media Access Australia takes the opportunity to look back...
03 July 2014 ACMA releases data on teens’ web use
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released statistics on how Australian teenagers use the internet, showing that almost...
02 July 2014 Australia signs treaty to increase print access for blind and vision impaired
On 23 June 2014, the Australian Government signed the ‘Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually...
01 July 2014 Red Bee Media releases caption quality report
Red Bee Media Australia has released the first of a planned series of reports into the quality of its live captioning.
01 July 2014 Accessibility of online services grows: UN
The accessibility of online services around the world has dramatically increased in the last two years, according to United Nations (UN).
June 2014
Date Published News headline and description
30 June 2014 FCC to promote social media accessibility
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to facilitate an industry discussion on making social media tools and content accessible to people...
27 June 2014 Association for the Blind of WA changes name to VisAbility and launches new website
The Association for the Blind of WA, the state’s primary disability service provider for people who are blind and vision impaired, has changed its...
27 June 2014 Annual LEAD conference for accessible arts set for August
Chicago will host the annual Leadership Exchange in the Arts and Disability (LEAD) conference from 1-6 August this year, bringing together arts...
26 June 2014 Challenges of captioning and copyrights
Media Access Australia spoke to Blake E. Reid, Assistant Clinical Professor at Colorado Law, following his chairing of a session at the M-Enabling...
26 June 2014 Red Bee Media Spain wins audio description award
Red Bee Media Spain has won an ATRAE award for the best audio description on Spanish television for its work on The Simpsons.
25 June 2014 New York Times touts accessibility upgrades
The New York Times has announced that it has made accessibility improvements to its new site following the introduction of inaccessible features in a...
25 June 2014 School improvement driven by teachers
The Australian Council for Educational Research’s (ACER) ‘Excellence in Professional Practice Conference’ in May provided a rare opportunity for...
24 June 2014 Hoyts Kiosk improve accessibility
Entertainment giant Hoyts has increased its number of DVD rental kiosks nationally, as well as improve the access information about the titles each...
23 June 2014 Real Thing launches accessible news reader device, RealSAM
Media Access Australia spoke to Nick Howden, CEO of Australian technology company Real Thing, about the launch of RealSAM (Simple Accessible Media),...
23 June 2014 Describing Judy Dixey
Judy Dixey is the Executive Director of VocalEyes, the United Kingdom’s premier audio description company for performing arts. After ten very...
20 June 2014 US communications regulator FCC seeks comment on tech accessibility
The US communications regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has put out a call for industry and public comment on the accessibility...
19 June 2014 WA to host Accessibility Camp event
The Western Australian web accessibility community have come together to create a second Accessibility Camp day to be held on 1 August 2014.
19 June 2014 Amazon touts accessibility of Fire smartphone
Amazon has announced that accessibility has taken centre stage in its new Fire smartphone.
19 June 2014 Accessible gaming: An interview with Ian Hamilton: Part 2
Media Access Australia spoke to Ian Hamilton, UX designer, accessibility specialist and co-author of the Game Accessibility Guidelines about...
18 June 2014 Accessible gaming: An interview with Ian Hamilton: Part 1
Media Access Australia spoke to Ian Hamilton, UX designer, accessibility specialist and co-author of the Game Accessibility Guidelines about...

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