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June 2014
Date Published News headline and description
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...
16 June 2014 ACMA finds Prime and GTV9 breached caption regulations
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that Prime Television failed to meet its captioning obligations by broadcasting a...
16 June 2014 Spanish website provides accessibility reviews of smartphones
Spanish organisation Fundación ONCE has created a website, Amóvil, designed to provide accessibility reviews of popular European smartphones.
12 June 2014 US regulator dismisses captioning exemption petitions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has dismissed petitions from 16 television programs requesting exemptions from closed captioning...
11 June 2014 ACMA releases subscription TV captioning compliance reports
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) today released captioning compliance reports for subscription television services for the...
11 June 2014 Winners of US Awards for Advancement in Accessibility announced
America’s communications regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the winners of the 2014 FCC Chairman Awards for...
11 June 2014 Captioned World Cup
Local coverage of the world’s largest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup starting in Brazil on 12 June (13 June Australian time),...
10 June 2014 Claims EU, US accessibility rules are falling off the agenda
Warnings have been issued that requirements to make websites accessible in Europe and the US are falling behind schedule.
06 June 2014 Tech companies urged to address ‘untapped billion’ disabled users
Mobile device manufacturers have been urged to better address a great untapped market that is globally worth US$8 trillion a year — people with a...
06 June 2014 The ultimate game experience for blind World Cup fans
With the largest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup, starting in Brazil on 12 June (13 June Australian time), with an estimated billion...
05 June 2014 Nominations are open for annual captioning awards
Innovations and great access through captioning are celebrated and rewarded at the annual Deafness Forum Captioning Awards. There are six categories...

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