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November 2015
Date Published News headline and description
26 November 2015 Handel’s Messiah live streamed and accessible
Streaming live events on the internet allows people who cannot attend to experience the performance. A more recent innovation is to include...
25 November 2015 Blind activist launches petition for accessible inflight entertainment
Philip Chalker has launched a petition on Change.org, asking that Virgin Australia provide audio description for people who are blind or vision...
24 November 2015 Better audio description through consultation
A basic rule of research is that if you want to know what somebody thinks about your product, the best thing to do is ask them. It is surprising how...
23 November 2015 US city makes captions compulsory on public TVs
All television sets in public places in Portland, Oregon, will need to have closed captions switched on during business hours, after the Portland...
20 November 2015 YouTube allows fans to contribute video captions
In a recent update, YouTube will allow community members to contribute closed captions to supported videos, opening up the potential for the world’s...
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.

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