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September 2014
Date Published News headline and description
05 September 2014 Facebook introduces video captions
Facebook has launched a major update to its accessibility features, now allowing users to add captions on videos.
05 September 2014 Aussie boy Huey inspires internet accessibility for all
At age four, Huey Springer became ill with a life-threatening condition which doctors identified as a result of head fluid build-up, requiring...
04 September 2014 Leading Australian arts and disability conference is fully accessible
The fourth national Arts Activated: Creative Connections conference will be presented in Sydney in late October. The conference is the leading arts...
02 September 2014 Finding your way around our updated education website content
The education section of our website has a new menu structure, with an increased level of content and information to assist teachers and parents.
01 September 2014 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships awarded
On Saturday 30 August, 22 teachers were awarded NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships across a range of subject areas and disciplines at Parliament...
01 September 2014 Trial of audio description on ABC iview to start in 2015
The Minister of Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, has advised Media Access Australia that a trial of audio description will commence on the ABC’s...
01 September 2014 ACMA finds Nine cricket coverage breached caption quality rules
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that segments of Channel Nine Cricket broadcast in January 2014 breached its...
August 2014
Date Published News headline and description
29 August 2014 Did you know: One Deaf lawyer helped increase access for all Deaf Canadians?
In 2000, Vancouver lawyer Henry Vlug lodged a complaint against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (...
28 August 2014 How fast should captions be?
A recent article by Diana Sanchez, General Manager of Red Bee Media Spain, looks at one of the perennial areas of debate about captioning— the...
27 August 2014 Consumers and cloud accessibility
Consumers stand to benefit from the wider adoption of cloud services in their private and work lives, but the lack of accessibility of these services...
26 August 2014 Teachers asked to switch on captions for literacy and learning
It’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) and Media Access Australia is encouraging all educators to switch on captions in the classroom...
22 August 2014 Caption reports hide great access story
Why is it that our communications regulator seems satisfied to hide great achievements in access by our free-to-air television stations? Commentary...
22 August 2014 Accessibility: the missing essential in cloud services
Independent access expert Media Access Australia has released a research paper on the need for commercial services and governments to incorporate...
21 August 2014 ACMA releases free-to-air TV captioning compliance reports
Most Australian broadcasters exceeded their captioning targets in 2012-2013, according to compliance reports released today by the Australian...
21 August 2014 Google Glass flips the classroom
Students with disabilities at times require specialist technology in the classroom that is often relevant just for their use. With the yet to be...
20 August 2014 Hearing Awareness Week approaches with the promise of resources for teachers
Hearing Awareness Week (HAW), which runs from 24th to 30th August, provides a focus for all things relating to hearing health and access, and will be...
20 August 2014 Disability employment: three easy steps
Getting ready to either help or directly employ people with disabilities is easier than you think. Here are three reasons why.
18 August 2014 NZ Greens push for 100% captioning
The New Zealand Green Party has released a new disability policy which calls for captioning targets of 100% to be phased in for the country’s main...
18 August 2014 Phillipines introduce accessible cinema, inspired by American legislation
Philippines cinema chain SM Cinemas recently held the nation’s first accessible cinema sessions, simultaneously screening accessible movies across a...
14 August 2014 Accessibility & the Cloud: Current & Future Trends - WA Accessibility Camp 2014
Dr Scott Hollier's presentation at the WA Accessibility Camp 2014 is now available to download via SlideShare.

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