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August 2011
Date Published News headline and description
19 August 2011 Achievements in captioning recognised
The media industry celebrated a year of achievement last night at the Deafness Forum of Australia Captioning Awards. Leaders from TV networks,...
17 August 2011 Canadian communications regulator calls for comments on proposed caption quality standards
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has called for comments on proposed English-language and French-language...
17 August 2011 Victorian Government endorses web accessibility standards
The Victorian Government has released an update to its Accessibility Standard that requires all Victorian Government websites to conform to the...
16 August 2011 NVDA proven a more robust screen reader than Thunder
The American Foundation for the Blind TECH lab recently compared the performance of two free screen readers, NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and...
12 August 2011 Accessibility expert’s ideas to make JetBlue website more accessible
Derek Featherstone, accessibility expert and founder of Further Ahead, has posted an article outlining some of the technical changes that the USA’s...
11 August 2011 Gmail for Android is now more accessible
Google has released an update to Gmail on Android that improves its accessibility for people who are blind or vision impaired using Android...
11 August 2011 The Captioning Studio offers new online captioning and transcription service
The Captioning Studio has launched an online captioning and transcription service that is both easy to use and affordable.
10 August 2011 Voice-to-text feature very likely in iOS 5
New information has lent credence to the rumours that Apple and software developers Nuance are partnering to provide voice-to-text in the upcoming...
09 August 2011 Latest DVD releases with access features
Access to new release DVD titles during the month of July 2011 stands at 30% for audio description and 53% for captioning. A total of 87 titles were...
09 August 2011 Nokia unveils plans to include voice-to-text feature
Nokia has recently announced plans to include a voice-to-text feature on its new Windows Phones, a feature that could have a positive impact on...
08 August 2011 UK: Audio description now mandatory on Freeview TV receivers
All new HD digital set top boxes and integrated digital TVs sold in the UK will now have to receive audio description to qualify for approval by...
05 August 2011 New Captioning Studio and Echo360 partnership brings captions to university students
The Captioning Studio in partnership with Echo360 has launched a lecture recording system aimed at benefiting university students with hearing loss...
04 August 2011 Audio description at Melbourne Festival – all requests considered
The annual Melbourne Festival has opened its entire program to the blind and vision impaired by inviting patrons to request audio description for the...
04 August 2011 Outrage at decision in JetBlue accessibility case
In a decision that has sent disbelief  and anger through the disability community, a United States federal judge has ruled that California anti-...
03 August 2011 Ofcom reveals UK television’s spotless access record
The UK's media and communications regulator, Ofcom, has not reported a breach of access requirements on UK television in over 15 months.
02 August 2011 Hoyts announce five new accessible movie locations
Hoyts has notified the Accessible Cinema Advisory Group that it is on target for the rollout of new captioned and audio described screens from this...
02 August 2011 US universities lead the way on classroom captions
Support for closed captions is sweeping US universities and colleges as educators catch on to the benefits of accessible tools for all students....
02 August 2011 International accessible art professionals to give free lectures in Adelaide
This August, Adelaide will play host to the British audio describer, Willie Elliot, and artistic director, Daryl Beeton for a free program on...
01 August 2011 UK project to help bring music to cochlear users
Cochlear implants help those with severe to profound hearing loss perceive speech but the technology has difficulties communicating the complexities...
July 2011
Date Published News headline and description
29 July 2011 Ofcom proposes expanded UK telephone relay service
Ofcom, the UK’s media and communications regulator, has released a Review of Relay Services, proposing a number of expansions to the current...

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