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September 2013
Date Published News headline and description
26 September 2013 UK broadcasters exceed access requirements
The bi-annual report into the provision of captioning, audio description and sign language on British TV has been released by the media regulator...
24 September 2013 The Android accessibility journey: a vision impaired user perspective
Despite the Apple iPhone leading in accessibility, many blind and vision impaired users eschew it in favour of Google Android phones. Dr Scott...
20 September 2013 eReader producers continue fight to avoid accessibility
eReader manufacturers Amazon, Kobo and Sony have petitioned the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to seek  exemption from laws requiring...
18 September 2013 Accessibility celebrated at game developer awards
The development of games designed to include people with disabilities will be recognised at this year’s Australian Game Developers Awards with the...
18 September 2013 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards winners announced
Organisations that recognise the need to address web accessibility and digital inclusion were among those celebrated at the Australia and New Zealand...
17 September 2013 When are bad captions permitted on television?
When a viewer complains about inadequate TV captioning Australia’s media regulator steps in to determine if the breach is excusable. We look at the...
16 September 2013 Blind Citizens Australia National Convention – register now
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the representative body for Australians who are blind or vision impaired. The organisation advocates on key issues...
13 September 2013 Apple’s ‘budget’ iPhone 5C still not affordable
Apple unveiled its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at this week’s launch, with many disappointed about the pricing of its very first ‘budget’ phone, the...
12 September 2013 Virgin America found in breach of access regulations
The Virgin America airline has been fined for failing to make its safety videos accessible for passengers who are Deaf or hearing impaired.
11 September 2013 Captioning Awards 2013: get your nominations in
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Deafness Forum of Australia Captioning Awards. The Awards are held annually to recognise and encourage...
11 September 2013 US cinema sued for not providing closed captions
A Deaf group in Connecticut is taking action against east coast American cinema chain, Bow Tie Cinemas, for failing to provide access for hearing...
09 September 2013 Facebook accessibility: a year of progress
It has been one year since Facebook, the most widely used social media network in the world, introduced a dedicated Accessibility Team as part of its...
09 September 2013 PointFinder: a new way to get around town
An Australian-made Android app has gone live today which is designed to help blind and vision impaired users navigate between landmarks.
06 September 2013 Curtin University’s disability and television study
Curtin University is looking for participants to take part in a study it is conducting to help understand the potential benefits and challenges that...
05 September 2013 Universal Design for Learning boosts student inclusion
Inclusion in the classroom for all students is greatly enhanced when educators consider and use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework in...
04 September 2013 Print Disability Round Table: call for papers
The Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities is now calling for presentation abstracts for its May 2014 event.
02 September 2013 Live captions in education made more accessible
A new version of Ai-Media’s live captioning system Ai-Live has been launched which is easier to use and more accessible to people with a range of...
August 2013
Date Published News headline and description
30 August 2013 New pre-show notes service for audio described theatre
Vision Australia has launched a new pre-show notes service for blind and vision impaired patrons of audio described theatre. Pre-show notes provide...
30 August 2013 Ai-Media wins Nine captioning contract
Access supplier Ai-Media has won a five-year contract to provide captioning services for the Nine Network across Australia.
29 August 2013 Audio described movie in Mudgee NSW
A community event is being held in Mudgee, NSW to raise awareness of audio description. A screening of the Baz Luhrmann film Australia will be...

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