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June 2014
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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...
16 June 2014 Spanish website provides accessibility reviews of smartphones
Spanish organisation Fundación ONCE has created a website, Amóvil, designed to provide accessibility reviews of popular European smartphones.
11 June 2014 Winners of US Awards for Advancement in Accessibility announced
America’s communications regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the winners of the 2014 FCC Chairman Awards for...
06 June 2014 Tech companies urged to address ‘untapped billion’ disabled users
Mobile device manufacturers have been urged to better address a great untapped market that is globally worth US$8 trillion a year — people with a...
04 June 2014 Apple Yosemite and iOS8 accessibility roundup
Apple this week announced the launch of its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, and its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, at its annual developer...
May 2014
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29 May 2014 Skype Translator offers real time voice translation
Microsoft has demonstrated a new application, Skype Translator, which provides near real-time voice and caption translation of different languages.
15 May 2014 Global Accessibility Awareness Day: 10 things everyone can do to improve access to media
To celebrate the third Global Accessibility Day, we have compiled a list of tips that everyone can use to make someone’s experience of media a little...
02 May 2014 Google Glass apps for people with disability trialled by Telstra
The potential benefits of Google Glass for people with disability are becoming a reality thanks to a partnership between Telstra and app developers...
April 2014
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15 April 2014 Accessible app competition launched
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Australian Human Rights Commission have come together to run the inaugural Apps...
02 April 2014 Qantas improves in-flight accessibility
Australia’s national airline has drastically improved the experience of flying for blind and vision impaired passengers by making the devices used on...
01 April 2014 ARIA becomes an official web standard
Screen reader users can expect to gain greater access to websites thanks to technical guidelines, called WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative -...
March 2014
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21 March 2014 Top themes from CSUN 2014
The Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, commonly known as CSUN, has kicked off. The event, held in San Diego,...
12 March 2014 Results of the WebAIM screen reader survey
Accessibility service WebAIM has released the results of its international screen reader user survey. They reveal the experience of blind people...
12 March 2014 'Includification' in gaming at South By South West
Austin Texas is currently playing host to the South By South West (SXSW) popular culture conference. The program celebrates innovation in music, film...
03 March 2014 Mozilla's $25 accessible smartphone
Soon there will be more choice in the accessible smartphone market, with not-for-profit technology organisation Mozilla launching its own mobile...
February 2014
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24 February 2014 Project Tango: Google's new indoor mapping device
Google is currently working on a new smartphone that is able to create a digital rendering of an environment. The experimental technology has huge...
17 February 2014 Assistive apps in the spotlight
Stop Announcer, the app that helps people who are blind or vision impaired navigate public transport, was profiled on the ABC’s 7.30 WA on Friday....
05 February 2014 Access conference comes to Brisbane
Registrations for the 2014 Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities are now open. The annual conference focuses on how...
03 February 2014 Assistive technology promoted at the Super Bowl
Microsoft has used its advertising slot at the American football championship (known as the Super Bowl) to shed light on how technology enhances the...
03 February 2014 Most accessible game of 2013 announced
The AbleGamers Charity, an international authority on video and computer game accessibility, has announced its awards for games and gaming devices...

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