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October 2014
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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...
September 2014
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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 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...
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...
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...
August 2014
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06 August 2014 New device to provide access to graphical information
Curtin University has developed a new device aimed at enabling people with vision impairments to read complex printed information such as graphics,...
04 August 2014 NDIS service providers urged to consider ICT accessibility
Service providers to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have been advised to consider the accessibility of their information...
July 2014
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25 July 2014 OwnFone launches ‘world's first braille mobile phone’ in Australia
OwnFone has launched a braille-based mobile phone for blind and vision impaired users in Australia—a world-first, according to the mobile technology...
23 July 2014 IBM creates new role: Chief Accessibility Officer
IBM has recently named Frances West, a 25-year IBM veteran, as the company’s first Chief Accessibility Officer.
23 July 2014 Q&A: Digital literature accessibility
Media Access Australia spoke with Dr. Mike Kent, Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Department of Internet...
17 July 2014 Q&A: TIA on mobile technology and Baby Boomers
Media Access Australia spoke to Brian Scarpelli, Director, Government Affairs at the US Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) following his...
09 July 2014 Q&A: How SMS aids Deaf research and communication
Media Access Australia spoke with Erin Walsh and Meaghan Arundell from the Australian National University ahead of their presentations at the...
07 July 2014 Telstra backs ACCAN’s Apps For All challenge
Australian app developers have been encouraged to enter the Apps For All challenge following the news that significant cash and career development...
04 July 2014 Google Glass helping audiences or pirates?
Google Glass has been hailed as a potential access tool for people with disabilities, but two very recent news pieces show how one person’s lifeline...
03 July 2014 ACMA releases data on teens’ web use
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released statistics on how Australian teenagers use the internet, showing that almost...
June 2014
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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),...
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...

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