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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.
14 August 2014 The NDIS: a role-based ICT approach - Disability Employment Conference 2014
Dr Scott Hollier's presentation at the Disability Employment Conference 2014 is now available to download via SlideShare.
13 August 2014 Q&A with Wendy Youens
In our latest Media Access Australia ‘experts in access’ Q&A, we talk to Wendy Youens, CEO of the New Zealand access company Able, which provides...
07 August 2014 Canadian committee releases live audio description guidelines
A committee led by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters has released a set of logistical, technical and artistic...
06 August 2014 New device to provide access to graphical information
Curtin University has developed a new device aimed at enabling people with vision impairments to read complex printed information such as graphics,...
04 August 2014 Ai-Media expansion to benefit education and business
Access provider Ai-Media has expanded its operations to Melbourne as part of growing its national and global operations in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide...
04 August 2014 NDIS service providers urged to consider ICT accessibility
Service providers to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have been advised to consider the accessibility of their information...
01 August 2014 Audio description takes to the sky
Emirates airline has announced the introduction of audio description to its in-flight entertainment system, making it the first airline to provide...

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