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May 2015
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11 May 2015 Government sector must improve digital experience
The government sector has been found to deliver the worst digital experiences of a range of Australian industries in a new report by consulting firm...
06 May 2015 Consumers encouraged to nominate accessible apps
Users of mobile device apps have been encouraged to nominate their favourite accessible apps for the 2015 Apps For All Challenge.
April 2015
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29 April 2015 Q&A with Robert Osztolykan, creator of the petition to make Steam accessible
Media Access Australia spoke with Robert Osztolykan, blind gamer and creator of the petition to make Valve’s gaming platform Steam accessible to...
24 April 2015 Apple Watch accessibility features
With Apple’s new watch becoming officially available, Media Access Australia has put together a round-up of all the accessibility features of the new...
09 April 2015 Petition to make Steam accessible launched
A petition has launched asking for the world’s largest digital game distribution platform, Steam, to be made accessible for people with...
March 2015
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27 March 2015 Samsung boosts smartphone accessibility with Galaxy Talkback for the S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung’s Galaxy S range of smartphones are due to receive a significant accessibility upgrade with the addition of Galaxy Talkback and several new...
06 March 2015 #CSUN15 wrap up
The world’s major accessibility conference, the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (#CSUN15) is close to...
05 March 2015 Mobile device accessibility recognised
The work of mobile developers in improving access for people with disabilities has been recognised at the 20th Global Mobile Awards.
03 March 2015 iPads, and improved access to education
Media Access Australia spoke to Lyn Robinson, Assistive Technology Teacher and Principal Researcher in the iPad Project about how tablet computers...
February 2015
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20 February 2015 Q&A: The importance of accessible gaming
Media Access Australia spoke with accessible gaming advocate Ian Hamilton on the importance and value of accessible digital entertainment ahead of...
18 February 2015 Audio description app trialled in the UK
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has commenced a trial of a new app designed to deliver audio description for programs on video-on...
January 2015
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30 January 2015 Inclusive design and improving access for people with visual impairments
In the UK, young people aged 16-25 who have a vision impairment are twice as likely as others their age not to be in employment, education or...
29 January 2015 Deloitte reveals media, technology predictions
Consultancy firm Deloitte has released its predictions into major technology, communications and media trends for 2015.
28 January 2015 Virtual reality (VR): Accessing its potential
Virtual reality (VR) is coming closer to realisation and mainstream adoption, opening up both potential and pitfalls for people with disabilities.
27 January 2015 Accessible documents and automated tools
Media Access Australia spoke to Dr Jason Guo, Systems Architect and Web Developer at XiNG Digital, ahead of his presentation on using an automated...
20 January 2015 Mobile device usage surges in Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released new research showing the growing use of tablet computers which, in turn,...
08 January 2015 Intel offers glimpse of emerging accessible technologies
Computer chip manufacturer Intel has revealed new technologies it is working on which will make devices such as smart phones, tablets and PCs more...
07 January 2015 AbleGamers select most accessible games of 2014
AbleGamers, the organisation working to improve the overall quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games, has named...
05 January 2015 Android 5.0 Lollipop accessibility features – hands-on initial impressions and tips
Dr Scott Hollier provides some useful tips and initial hands-on impressions of the accessibility features available in the latest version of Google's...
December 2014
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23 December 2014 Noteworthy accessible game releases in 2014
Just in time to help you relax over the holidays, we've enlisted the help of UX designer, accessibility specialist and co-author of the Game...