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August 2013
Date Published News headline and description
28 August 2013 Accessible documentary DVDs
In an expansion on our regular report on accessible entertainment DVDs, Media Access Australia has taken a look at recent documentary titles to see...
28 August 2013 New access for a new century: we sit down with Karen Peltz Strauss
At the recent M-Enabling Conference hosted by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network in Sydney, one of the keynote speakers was Karen...
27 August 2013 Hearing Awareness Week: the beginner’s guide to captions
Hearing Awareness Week runs from 25 to 31 August. To celebrate, we have put together a beginner’s guide to captioning to help raise awareness of the...
23 August 2013 Accessibility improvements on Twitter
Social media tool Twitter has announced its efforts to make its website twitter.com more accessible to people with disabilities.
22 August 2013 Accessible computer game released for young children
Sonokids have recently released an accessible educational computer game called Ballyland for young children who are blind or vision impaired.
20 August 2013 Is Blu-ray as accessible as DVD?
In a twist to Media Access Australia’s regular statistics on accessible new release rental DVDs, we have taken a look at titles available over recent...
19 August 2013 Round-up of the M-Enabling Australasia 2013 Conference
Experts in mobile technology, accessibility, industry representatives, government and disability and consumer advocacy groups last week came together...
16 August 2013 Accessible app challenge announced
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Australian Human Rights Commission have announced an accessible app challenge...
16 August 2013 ACCAN calls for new access legislation
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has called for new legislation to ensure the accessibility of online content and...
15 August 2013 Leading US accessibility advocate speaks at Sydney conference
Karen Peltz Strauss, one of the principle architects of accessibility legislation in the US, spoke today at the M-Enabling Conference about the...
14 August 2013 Australia falling behind in video on demand captioning
Media Access Australia today released a report, Captioning on Video on Demand: It’s Time for Australia to Catch Up, which shows that most video on...
09 August 2013 The stenocaptioning speed test
An American captioner is competing to become the world’s fastest court reporter. The Guinness World Record attempt is part of this year’s National...
07 August 2013 ACMA rules on captioning breaches by Nine and Seven
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has completed two investigations following complaints about captioning on programs broadcast...
06 August 2013 Campaign for a more accessible Netflix
Accessibility advocates are leading a campaign to make US-based video streaming service Netflix more accessible to people with disabilities. The...
05 August 2013 Let’s end CAPTCHA for good
A campaign has been launched in Australia asking some of the world’s largest companies to lead the way and phase out the use of CAPTCHAs across the...
02 August 2013 Finding the right screen reader
Our information on screen readers has been updated to help you find the one that best suits your needs.
July 2013
Date Published News headline and description
31 July 2013 Using captions to teach for literacy
With National Literacy and Numeracy Week in full swing, teachers are learning about how watching multimedia with captions can improve literacy. Why...
31 July 2013 Foxtel’s online service launches without captions
Foxtel yesterday launched Foxtel Play, a service which delivers TV programs via the internet to a variety of devices. Unfortunately for Deaf and...
30 July 2013 Getting online with Google: register today
Google is running a workshop for older people and those with disabilities on how to get the most out of the internet.
29 July 2013 Switch on captions for National Literacy and Numeracy Week
Media Access Australia is marking National Literacy and Numeracy (NLNW) week by asking teachers to turn on captions in the classroom via its cap that...

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