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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,...
21 March 2014 ACMA given more discretion to investigate complaints
The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) is to be given greater discretion about whether to investigate complaints under the ...
20 March 2014 Deaf Australia appoints new CEO
Deaf Australia has appointed Kyle Miers as its new chief executive officer, replacing Karen Lloyd AM, who retired in February.
20 March 2014 ABC iview on the road to accessibility
The ABC is working on Australia’s most accessible catch-up TV service as it rolls out improvements to iview.
18 March 2014 Deaf Australia appoints new CEO
Deaf Australia has appointed Kyle Miers as its new chief executive officer, replacing Karen Lloyd AM, who retired in February.
14 March 2014 Captioned theatre funding program for US regional venues
American not-for-profit organisation Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is offering two-year partnerships to regional venues to provide open captioning...
14 March 2014 Sydney Opera House unveils its 2014 Access Program
One of the world’s most iconic performance spaces has launched a new program of services and initiatives to ensure people with disabilities...
14 March 2014 ACMA releases community safeguards report
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released its report on the ‘Contemporary community safeguards inquiry’ it...
12 March 2014 European Union legislates for web accessibility
The European Parliament has passed a law to improve the accessibility of information on government websites in European Union member countries. This...
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...
12 March 2014 Free TV Australia requests an end to caption reporting requirements
In a submission to the Department of Communications, Free TV Australia, the organisation which represents Australian free-to-air broadcasters, has...
11 March 2014 Latest DVDs released in February 2014
Since our last report in November, at least 24 movies have been released on DVD with both closed captions and audio description. Of the 61 titles we...
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
Date Published News headline and description
26 February 2014 Audio desciption at the Adelaide Festival
The annual Adelaide Festival, considered one of the world’s best celebrations of the arts, kicks off on 28 February with a program full of audio...
25 February 2014 Print Disability Round Table: staff picks
The Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disability is on in May. Held in Brisbane, the four day conference will cover almost...
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...
24 February 2014 US regulator introduces new caption quality rules
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA voted unanimously on 20 February to approve new, comprehensive rules to ensure that closed...
21 February 2014 New tool adds audio description to YouTube videos
Blind or vision impaired people will have an additional way to access audio description services on YouTube videos through a new experimental online...
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....

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