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December 2014
Date Published News headline and description
11 December 2014 Lloyds Banking Group on implementing web accessibility
Media Access Australia spoke to Graeme Whippy, Senior Disability Manager at Lloyds Banking Group about how to build a business case for web...
10 December 2014 Deadline for submissions to caption review arrives
Today is the deadline for submissions to the Senate Communications and Environment Committee which is reviewing proposed changes to captioning...
08 December 2014 Next steps for web accessibility in Australia announced
The inclusion of accessibility in a digital design guide and a second NTS progress survey are just two of the next steps in Australian government web...
08 December 2014 Accessible festivals during Australia’s summer
Along with an Australian summer comes a raft of festivals nationwide. Three of the biggest festivals are the Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and...
05 December 2014 Jeenee Mobile donating connections for improved access
Social enterprise Jeenee Mobile has announced that it will increase access to mobile phone connections for people with a disability through donating...
03 December 2014 Social media, cloud show signs of improved access
The accessibility of social media and the cloud are beginning to mature, but access issues remain for people with disabilities, Media Access...
02 December 2014 Q&A: Australia’s Media Accessibility in a Multicultural, Multilingual Context—Australia as a Case Study
Media Access Australia spoke to Professor Peter Hutchings, Dean of the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western...
01 December 2014 Captions supporting students with autism
Captions are acknowledged as being beneficial for a range of students with diverse learning needs, including Deaf and hearing impaired, English as a...
November 2014
Date Published News headline and description
28 November 2014 Samsung announces new eye-controlled mouse
Electronics company Samsung has announced that it has created a new eye-controllable mouse, EYECAN+, to allow people with disabilities to browse the...
28 November 2014 Westpac banking app inaccessible: Former Disability Commissioner
Former Australian Disability Commissioner Graeme Innes is lodging a complaint against major Australian bank Westpac due to the alleged...
28 November 2014 Five live-caption quality issues from the UK
The quality of live captioning was a major topic discussed at the recent The Future of Subtitling conference held in London on 10 November 2014....
27 November 2014 US cinemas and advocacy groups agree on accessible cinema recommendations
US cinema owners and advocacy groups have come to a historic agreement in order to make accessible cinema recommendations to government around the...
27 November 2014 3D printers to improve classroom access
While not traditionally thought of as media, 3D printers are emerging as a new way for students to access learning and information.
26 November 2014 Ofcom releases first access report for 2014
The UK communications regulator Ofcom has released its Television Access Report for the first half of 2014, which shows that once again, most British...
26 November 2014 Curtain call for Stagetext CEO Tabitha Allum
For the last decade, UK arts captioning organisation Stagetext has been led by the dedicated and talented Tabitha Allum. Tabitha steps down from her...
25 November 2014 Online retail web accessibility guide
Now that a legal case has been brought against Coles for a lack of web accessibility of its online shopping site, and that a similar case in the US...
24 November 2014 Q&A Gilbert + Tobin’s Darren Fittler
Media Access Australia spoke with Gilbert + Tobin’s Darren Fittler about his nomination for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human...
24 November 2014 2014 Access All Areas film festival starts soon
The annual Access All Areas Film Festival brings accessible screenings of the best new Australian films to venues near you. The festival travels to...
21 November 2014 Access 2020 predicting the future – five experts, 20 ideas
A highlight of the recent the Languages and the Media Conference in Berlin was a panel presentation speculating about what access might look like in...
20 November 2014 Senate committee seeks submissions about caption changes
The Senate committee which is looking at the Government’s recently proposed changes to caption regulations is seeking submissions by interested...

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