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July 2013
Date Published News headline and description
04 July 2013 WCAG 2.0 under fire in new research
Controversial research has been published damning the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as system for achieving equal access to the web...
01 July 2013 Australia signs treaty to boost access to books
People who are blind or vision impaired will have increased access to books and other print media after an international copyright treaty was signed...
01 July 2013 TV access expands in the UK
The UK communications regulator Ofcom has released the list of channels which will be required to provide access services – captioning, audio...
June 2013
Date Published News headline and description
28 June 2013 CineEurope - a roving report on cinema access developments
Europe's largest cinema convention, CineEurope, is currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain, and our cinema manager, Ally Woodford, visited the...
26 June 2013 DisabilityCare: accessibility essential from the very beginning
As the National Disability Insurance Scheme, DisabilityCare, launches, service providers need to be aware of the technology needs of people with...
21 June 2013 New US rules will ensure talking TV menus
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA has proposed new rules which will require televisions and other devices to have talking...
20 June 2013 Electoral Commission falls at the last accessibility hurdle
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has made online enrolment available for the first time. However, by requiring a driver’s license, the AEC...
19 June 2013 Real-time captions to be delivered in NSW public schools
Progress has been made towards equitable education in New South Wales public schools with captioning provider Ai-Media winning a competitive tender...
17 June 2013 Accessibility improvements announced at Apple WWDC
A number of new features announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) held in San Francisco last week reveals some potential...
14 June 2013 ABC to improve app accessibility
The ABC has agreed to make its main mobile app accessible after complaints made to the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes.
13 June 2013 Opinion: Do we still need specialist technology?
Dr Scott Hollier shares his scepticism about some of the latest mobile devices to hit the disabled market.
13 June 2013 Awareness of audio description increases in the UK
New research released by Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, shows that over 60% of people are aware of the service, which gives blind and vision...
12 June 2013 ABC found in breach of captioning rules
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found the ABC in breach of captioning rules due to poor captions on episodes of At the...
05 June 2013 ACMA releases new Television Captioning Quality Standard
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) today released its long awaited Television Captioning Quality Standard, which for the first...
04 June 2013 Mobile technology and disability at the M-enabling conference
The Australian Communications Consumer Network (ACCAN) has announced the major speakers at the M-enabling Australasia Conference. The event will...
04 June 2013 The ACMA launches broadcasting codes inquiry
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched an inquiry into broadcasting codes of practice and whether they are keeping up...
03 June 2013 News from the Round Table on Information Access 2013
Access to information through digital technologies was discussed and highlighted at the 2013 Round Table on Information Access for People with Print...
03 June 2013 cap that! campaign promotes captions for learning
Media Access Australia’s education initiative cap that! today launched its 2013 campaign, asking teachers nationally to become a ‘Captions Champion’...
May 2013
Date Published News headline and description
31 May 2013 Computer literacy boosted in South African schools
Phone manufacturer Huawei has partnered with the Khulisani Foundation to launch a training program in South Africa to increase computer skills...
29 May 2013 Celebrities audio describe London
UK audio description specialist Vocal Eyes has completed an inspiring series titled London Beyond Sight, securing the voice talents of 40 famous...

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