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February 2015
Date Published News headline and description
24 February 2015 Bloggers encouraged to audiocast their posts
A campaign has been launched to encourage bloggers and other online content creators to provide audiocasts with their posts. Speak Your Word, an...
19 February 2015 Q&A: IAAP’s CEO Chris Peck
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), the body created to promote the development of an accessibility profession,...
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...
16 February 2015 Harvard & MIT sued over lack of captions
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are being sued for the alleged discrimination against people who are Deaf or...
04 February 2015 Web accessibility is everyone’s responsibility
As anyone familiar with the web accessibility space will have noted, discrimination complaints against companies who do not make their websites and...
January 2015
Date Published News headline and description
30 January 2015 Don’t make consumers the TV access police
Media Access Australia is concerned that the proposed approach to reforming captioning regulation is going too far in shifting responsibility towards...
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 Consultation paper provides opportunity to comment on TV captioning regulations
The Federal Government today released a consultation paper which proposes a number of changes to the regulations governing free-to-air television....
28 January 2015 Call for participants in new Twitter and communication disabilities study
A new Australian study into the ways in which people with communication disabilities use the social media platform Twitter for information exchange...
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
Date Published News headline and description
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...
19 December 2014 Accessible Christmas gift ideas for 2014
Looking for that special something for that special someone—a Christmas present that is both accessible and awesome? Look no further than Media...
19 December 2014 Education highlights of 2014
This year we have further explored accessible media and resources available to support students with diverse learning needs.
18 December 2014 TV & Video highlights of 2014: Captions on Plus7
In April, the Seven Network’s Plus7 became the first commercial TV catch-up service in Australia to provide closed captions on its major programs.

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