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November 2013
Date Published News headline and description
08 November 2013 Is access to the internet a human right?
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) held a public talk on Thursday which explored the issue of access to the internet and the web as a...
07 November 2013 Register now for OZeWAI 2013
OZeWAI is an annual conference for Australia’s web accessibility community. First held in 1998, OZeWAI has a loyal following of web professionals who...
06 November 2013 Accessible DVDs & Blu-Rays released in October 2013
In Media Access Australia’s most recent search we have found that captioning and audio description across both DVD and Blu-Ray remains at their usual...
01 November 2013 Rights Talk – internet as a human right
The Australian Human Rights Commission is holding its next Rights Talk on the theme ‘Access to the internet as a human right’ in Sydney on Thursday.
October 2013
Date Published News headline and description
31 October 2013 US adopts rules to make electronic devices more accessible
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a set of rules which will make a wide range of electronic devices more accessible for the...
31 October 2013 Network Ten stays with Red Bee Media for captioning services
Major access supplier Red Bee Media has announced a multi-year arrangement to provide captioning services to Australian broadcaster Network Ten. This...
31 October 2013 Foxtel launches captions on its movies on demand
People who are Deaf or hearing impaired will have greater access to Foxtel’s content after the subscription service launched closed captioning for...
29 October 2013 ABC report on audio description finally released
After being delivered to the then Department of Communications, Broadband and the Digital Economy at the end of 2012, the report from the ABC on the...
28 October 2013 2013 Captioning Awards winners announced
The annual Captioning Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in captioning. The winners in 2013 were announced on Friday in Sydney at a...
28 October 2013 Our study into education for blind and vision impaired children
Media Access Australia has today released a landmark study into how the access needs of blind and vision impaired students can be met in Australian...
25 October 2013 Web awards encourage accessibility in Australia
The annual Australian Web Industry Association’s (AWIA) Awards were held last night in Sydney. This was the culmination of a number of state finals...
24 October 2013 Accessible air travel conference prepares for take off
Washington DC is set to host the inaugural Air Travel Accessibility Conference for passengers with disability requiring access to airline and airport...
23 October 2013 Inclusive education report released
Children with Disability Australia has today launched a major issues paper exploring the need for inclusive education in Australian schools. The...
23 October 2013 OS X Mavericks released with improved accessibility
Apple has updated its operating system for laptop and desktop computers to OS X Mavericks. The update includes a number of improvements which make...
21 October 2013 Student campaigns for real time captions at school
Earlier this month high school senior Delanie Harrington delivered a petition of 1,900 signatures to the Poway Unified School District Board of...
21 October 2013 Lack of records hampers captioning complaint decision
The broadcasting regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) was unable to make a judgement on a complaint about delayed...
18 October 2013 London calls for an Australian audio describer
Lara Torr could be off to the UK to pursue her dream of becoming an expert audio describer thanks to the British Council’s Realise Your Dream...
18 October 2013 Windows 8.1 update released with minor accessibility improvements
Microsoft has launched the Windows 8.1 update today, building on the most accessible operating system Microsoft has ever released.
18 October 2013 Bushfire information for those who are Deaf or hearing impaired
Australia is in for a long hot summer. ABC local radio is the recommended source for emergency bushfire information. Below is a list of alternative...
17 October 2013 UK moves to measure live captioning
The UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has announced that it will require television broadcasters to measure the quality of live captioning (known as ‘...

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