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December 2011
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01 December 2011 Film Victoria to only fund accessible games
Film Victoria has added accessibility to its requirements for game developers seeking funding for new projects.  Film Victoria is now the first...
November 2011
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30 November 2011 Experts come together to progress Australia’s web accessibility
Australia’s key accessibility conference, The Australian Web Adaptability Initiative (OZeWAI), has today kicked off in Melbourne, attracting more...
29 November 2011 Latest communiqué from the Accessible Cinema Advisory Group
The Accessible Cinema Advisory Group (ACAG) convened by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to oversee and...
29 November 2011 Petition win for blind and vision impaired movie fans
The major cinema chains, Hoyts, Village, Event/Greater Union/Birch Carroll & Coyle and Reading, have announced that they will accept Blind...
29 November 2011 UK website opens up accessibility discussion
A new website created by the eAccessibility Forum in the UK will give people the opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences with web...
28 November 2011 Netflix captioning suit delayed
In June 2011, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sued online video service Netflix for failing to provide captions on the majority of titles...
28 November 2011 New version of open source screen reader released
A new version of the popular free and open source screen reader NVDA for Microsoft Windows has been released. The technology allows people who are...
25 November 2011 Project to make web browsing more customisable
Switzerland based community group, Raising The Floor has announced it will host a webinar on one of its projects called the Global Public Inclusive...
25 November 2011 Rear Window Captioning arrives in Australia
Work is underway to get Melbourne’s IMAX cinema ready to introduce a closed captioning system that will enable deaf and hearing impaired cinema-goers...
25 November 2011 ACMA finds Network Ten breached captioning regulations
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that Network Ten failed to fulfil its obligations under the Broadcasting Services...
24 November 2011 Disney accessibility lawsuit settled before trial
A lawsuit made against the Walt Disney Company’s theme parks and websites by three blind women in the USA has been settled out of court, ahead of its...
24 November 2011 China to produce accessible movies
China’s Government has held a press conference in Beijing this week to promote its pledge to produce captioned, interpreted and audio described...
18 November 2011 Event Cinemas announce new accessible locations
From Thursday, 8 December onwards Event Cinema locations at Castle Hill in Sydney and Chermside in Brisbane will join the growing list of cinemas...
16 November 2011 Australian web accessibility awarded
The winners of the Australian Web Awards have been announced, recognising the importance of accessibility in web development and design.  The...
11 November 2011 New smart white cane increases independence for blind users
A modern take on the white cane by National University of Singapore student Selene Chew has received the runner-up award at the 2011 James Dyson...
11 November 2011 Carousel Hoyts announces switch-off date for open captioned movies
Following on from yesterday’s announcement of Village Cinemas’ Jam Factory location in Melbourne ending its open captioned sessions, Hoyts Cinemas...
11 November 2011 New organisation to make online video more accessible for blind and vision impaired people
The Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRCD) is a new organisation funded by the US Department of Education which will investigate...
10 November 2011 Village Jam Factory announces switch-off date for open captioned movies
South Yarra cinema Village Jam Factory has announced that its last open captioned session will be on Monday 14 November.
08 November 2011 Sydney Festival provides captioned and audio described performances
Sydney siders will have the chance to see open captioned and audio described performances as part of the annual Sydney Festival, held from 7-29...
07 November 2011 Access All Areas Film Festival launches 2011 program
The annual Access All Areas Film Festival commences its accessible movie screenings this month with three tour programs designed to attract a range...

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