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September 2013
Date Published News headline and description
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...
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...

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