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October 2014
Date Published News headline and description
03 October 2014 Assistive technology: choice never greater
Despite an often slow and mixed development history, the choice and availability of assistive technology to help people with disabilities access PCs...
01 October 2014 Repealing captioning red tape: Caption quotas
In the fourth part of our series on red tape repeal, we look at the confusing state of caption quotas for Australian TV, and how they can be...
September 2014
Date Published News headline and description
30 September 2014 Digital Theatre productions with captions
UK not-for-profit captioning organisation Stagetext has partnered with on-demand live arts service Digital Theatre to offer captioned versions of...
29 September 2014 Repealing captioning red tape: Caption reporting
In the third part of our series on red tape repeal, we look at calls to end the requirement that broadcasters must report on how much captioning they...
25 September 2014 Ai-Media trials live captioning in UK schools
The Australian-based access company Ai-Media, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the UK charity Nesta, has been working on a...
24 September 2014 Repealing captioning red tape: Caption quotas on subscription TV
In the second part of our series on red tape repeal, we look at the issue of caption quotas on subscription television, and the importance for...
22 September 2014 Repealing captioning red tape: Improving caption regulation
The next round of the Federal Government’s repeal red tape campaign is due to take place next month and is likely to include captioning issues. We...
19 September 2014 Telstra introduces captions on BigPond Movies
Telstra has released an initial batch of 14 BigPond movies with open captions, with a promise to expand the service in the future.
18 September 2014 Californian DVD kiosks to be accessible after court settlement
The DVD supplier Redbox has agreed to makes its kiosks in California accessible for blind and vision impaired consumers after several advocates for...
18 September 2014 Telstra announces accessibility initiatives
Telstra has announced several new initiatives aimed at improving access for people with disabilities to telecommunications services.
17 September 2014 ACCAN announces Apps For All Challenge winners
The winners of the inaugural competition to recognise the work of Australian accessible app developers, the Apps For All Challenge 2014, have been...
17 September 2014 Human Rights Commission releases disability survey results
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released the results of a survey it undertook in the lead-up to the National Disability Forum which...
17 September 2014 Google launches Android One smartphone
Google has announced its new low-cost smartphone, the Android One, potentially opening up smartphone features to the world's poorest 5 billion people...
16 September 2014 How to improve media access: complain
People with disabilities have been urged to make formal complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission in order to encourage governments to...
15 September 2014 Disability Inclusion and Liveable Communities: Local Government NSW 2014
Dr Scott Hollier's presentation at the Disability Inclusion and Liveable Communities Forum 2014 is now available to download via SlideShare.
15 September 2014 Cavena announces text-to-speech system for ‘audio subtitling’
Cavena, a major developer of captioning software based in Sweden, has announced a new system for vocalising the subtitles on foreign language films,...
11 September 2014 Apple launches new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with accessibility features
Apple has launched a series of new products including two new iPhone models and the long awaited smartwatch, with the iPhones containing a number of...
10 September 2014 Air Canada improves access for the vision impaired
Air Canada has become the first airline in the world to introduce ‘text-to-speech’ functionality on its in-flight entertainment system, making it...
09 September 2014 Local Government: Practical accessibility steps
Local councils have been urged to consider taking practical steps to improve the accessibility of their websites so that they can better meet their...
09 September 2014 Australian accessible apps developers to be honoured
The shortlist for the inaugural competition to recognise the work of Australian accessible app developers, the Apps For All Challenge 2014, has been...

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