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April 2016
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19 April 2016 Australia’s first disability-focused tech accelerator launched
Australia’s first disability-focused impact accelerator, Remarkable, held its official launch event on 31 March at the University of Sydney. The...
11 April 2016 The force is even stronger with AD and CC
The latest film in the Star Wars universe, The Force Awakens, is now available for sale in iTunes with audio description (AD) and closed captions, so...
08 April 2016 Australian Network on Disability seeks participants for Banking Accessibility Survey 2016
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is conducting a new survey to extend its research into the accessibility of banking services, encouraging...
February 2016
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22 February 2016 New era for Media Access Australia as CEO steps down
After a combined 20 years of working for Media Access Australia and its predecessor the Australian Caption Centre, CEO Alex Varley is stepping down...
01 February 2016 Languages and the media conference – a major access event
The biggest access conference in the world will take place in Berlin on 2-4 November 2016.
December 2015
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23 December 2015 The most popular accessibility stories of 2015
As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the most popular articles and events regarding consumer accessibility across the web,...
14 December 2015 Accessible live events conference
Making live events accessible is a growing area. Whilst captioning of live events such as theatre, sports and television programs has been available...
November 2015
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16 November 2015 Xbox Accessories app supports standard controller remapping
The recently updated Xbox Accessories app from Microsoft now provides button remapping support for standard Xbox One controllers, adding to the list...
10 November 2015 Call to caption parliament
The Federal Parliament is improving its accessibility to people with disabilities. This includes its digital presence through its website and online...
09 November 2015 Be involved with Print Disability Round Table 2016
Information access for people with print disabilities is an expanding and evolving area for development of services, advocacy and promotion. This...
05 November 2015 Accessible Canada by law
Canadian province Manitoba has introduced a customer service standard as part of its accessibility legislation. This recognises that disabled...
October 2015
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23 October 2015 Live captioning bonanza captured by ACMA
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) held a day-long event in September dedicated to live captioning issues as part of its...
09 October 2015 Digital Inclusion Index measures access in Australia
A new Melbourne-based research project has launched with the aim of discovering the reach of digital inclusion in Australia.
07 October 2015 Looking forward with access at BCA
Media Access Australia’s Director of Digital Accessibility, Dr Scott Hollier, will be presenting on developments in access technology for blind and...
01 October 2015 Accessible India Campaign to greatly improve access to media
The Accessible India Campaign is set to launch on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with a strong focus on improving...
September 2015
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23 September 2015 Japan ramps up cinema access
New laws in Japan designed to remove discrimination against people with disabilities will take effect from April 2016. One area that will benefit is...
17 September 2015 Q&A with award winning accessible game developer and author Quentin Christensen
Media Access Australia spoke with Quentin Christensen, accessibility advocate, indie developer, winner of the ACCAN Apps for All Challenge in...
14 September 2015 Britain’s first Captioning Awareness Week
Stagetext, a charitable organisation that provides captioning for theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and other arts venues, is holding a...
03 September 2015 Affordable access opportunities for Australia
At the ACCAN National Conference on 2 September, Media Access Australia CEO Alex Varley joined a panel to discuss challenges for the...
August 2015
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25 August 2015 Dr Scott Hollier talks affordable access at ACCAN 2015 National Conference
Media Access Australia’s Dr Scott Hollier will be presenting at next week’s Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) National...

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