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February 2012
Date Published News headline and description
02 February 2012 Online video service brings treatment to children with disabilities
A new initiative will mean that more children with hearing or vision impairment living in regional and remote Australia will be able to talk to a...
January 2012
Date Published News headline and description
31 January 2012 Canadian access company modernises its brand
Accessible Media, the not-for-profit organisation which operates The Accessible Channel, is rebranding all its media operations under the name AMI as...
28 January 2012 Phone support now offered for NVDA users
NV Access, the organisation behind the NVDA screen reader, has announced it will provide phone support for its services. The NVDA screen reader is...
25 January 2012 Most accessible mainstream game of 2011 announced
The AbleGamers Foundation has named Star Wars: The Old Republic the 2011 Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year, rewarding its publishers for...
23 January 2012 World first: US legislates captioning online videos
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA has adopted a set of rules governing the closed captioning of TV programs that are distributed...
16 January 2012 Hunter cinema delivers the goods for blind movie-goers
Going to the movies just got a whole lot more enjoyable for people who are blind or vision impaired in the Hunter region of NSW, with the...
12 January 2012 New apps improve Android accessibility
A developer of open-source accessible apps, Apps4Android, has announced the release of four new IDEAL apps for Android smartphones. Android is Google...
11 January 2012 Perth’s Shakespeare in the Park features an audio described session
Shakespeare WA has paired up with the Association for the Blind WA to bring A Comedy of Errors to blind and vision impaired theatre fans. A special...
06 January 2012 Audio description at the Sydney Festival this January
Vision Australia will be providing audio description for the first time during the Sydney Festival this month. Three diverse events in late January...
06 January 2012 Canada pioneers audio description methods
A Canadian media company is changing the way television is made accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired. Accessible Media Inc (AMI),...
04 January 2012 Fix The Web project in desperate need of funding
A UK project that helps people with a disability report inaccessible websites is struggling for survival after it failed to secure government funding...
03 January 2012 Perth cinema allows families to share the movie experience
West Australian families have another entertainment option for their summer holidays with the introduction of audio described and captioned movies at...
03 January 2012 How to contact organisations about website accessibility
Many organisations fail to consider how people with a disability interact with their websites. As this is a large number of potential customers and...
December 2011
Date Published News headline and description
21 December 2011 Accessible app review: Cards by Apple
One of the great things about living in the digital age is the ease with which we can send an e-card to family and friends, on any occasion of the...
20 December 2011 Captioned Internet TV timeline proposed in US
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has proposed a new plan and timeline for the captioning of television programs and movies delivered...
19 December 2011 Call for increased captioning in New Zealand
A new working group, composed of members of the National Federation of the Deaf (NFD) and Deaf Aotearoa, has been established to push for compulsory...
16 December 2011 Free-to-air TV requests temporary caption exemption
Australian free-to-air TV broadcasters, including the commercial networks, ABC and SBS, have applied to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC...
15 December 2011 Top accessible gifts for the festive season
If someone you know is blind, vision impaired, Deaf or hearing impaired, there are a number of accessible gifts that can help improve their access to...
15 December 2011 Blind Citizens Australia calls for an accessible FOXTEL
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) has called on subscription TV provider FOXTEL to make its equipment and programming accessible for people who are...
13 December 2011 The Captioning Studio wins Human Rights Award
A captioning services provider has won a Human Rights Award for its contribution to the inclusion of people with hearing loss. The Australian Human...

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