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November 2015
Date Published News headline and description
19 November 2015 ACMA asks for feedback on caption quality
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a discussion paper entitled ‘Review of the Television Captioning Standard’, and...
19 November 2015 New Zealand expands TV access
New Zealand Broadcast Minister Amy Adams has announced that the government-supported captioning service will extend to Prime Television from February...
18 November 2015 Audio description on iview now available on desktops
The trial of audio description on the ABC’s online iview service which commenced in April has now been extended to desktop computers.
17 November 2015 Audio describing a Lion Dance
A very popular aspect of traditional Chinese culture is the lion dance. They are performed all over the world as part of festivals and events....
16 November 2015 Xbox Accessories app supports standard controller remapping
The recently updated Xbox Accessories app from Microsoft now provides button remapping support for standard Xbox One controllers, adding to the list...
13 November 2015 Digital Gap pushes for change by 2017
The call for improvement to digital accessibility for people with disabilities moved to Parliament House in Canberra with a call for significant...
12 November 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant provides audio description
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be broadcast on 101.5FM Radio Adelaide on the morning of Saturday 14th November, with audio description...
10 November 2015 ACCAN launches campaign for online caption quality
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has formed an alliance of organisations which is calling for online videos to be...
10 November 2015 Call to caption parliament
The Federal Parliament is improving its accessibility to people with disabilities. This includes its digital presence through its website and online...
09 November 2015 Be involved with Print Disability Round Table 2016
Information access for people with print disabilities is an expanding and evolving area for development of services, advocacy and promotion. This...
05 November 2015 Accessible Canada by law
Canadian province Manitoba has introduced a customer service standard as part of its accessibility legislation. This recognises that disabled...
04 November 2015 US communications commissioner calls for increased accessibility for the blind
In a blog post marking his second anniversary as chairman of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Tom Wheeler has emphasised the work that...
03 November 2015 New accessible gaming resources available
Media Access Australia’s gaming specialists have joined forces to bring you brand new information on accessible mainstream and mobile gaming options...
02 November 2015 British conference celebrates audio description
The RNIB Audio Description Conference: Celebrating Progress and Looking Ahead, which was held in London on 23 September, brought together a host of...
October 2015
Date Published News headline and description
30 October 2015 Three upcoming accessible theatre productions in Adelaide
Access2Arts have shared a list of upcoming touch tour and audio described productions in Adelaide for theatre fans who are blind or vision impaired.
28 October 2015 UK TV access report shows over compliance
The UK regulator Ofcom has released its access compliance report for the first two quarters of 2015 and it shows that generally all quotas have been...
23 October 2015 Live captioning bonanza captured by ACMA
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) held a day-long event in September dedicated to live captioning issues as part of its...
21 October 2015 Digital Gap Initiative invites you to Parliament
The Federal Parliament will be the venue for a major accessibility event showcasing developments and issues in digital accessibility.
21 October 2015 Apple to provide accessibility support around NDIS conference
Apple is presenting its accessibility technologies at the NDIS New World Conference in Brisbane next week. The tech giant has prepared an "Accessible...
20 October 2015 Yahoo streams captioned NFL to the world
American online giant Yahoo will be providing its first streamed and captioned National Football League (NFL) game live from London UK on 25 October.

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