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June 2011
Date Published News headline and description
22 June 2011 DeafTechNews releases instructional videos on CaptiView and Captionfish
US technology review group DeafTechNews has created two short instructional videos on CaptiView and Captionfish.
20 June 2011 Accessibility Summit brings accessibility experts live to a computer near you
The second annual Accessibility Summit conference will be held on 27 September, streaming leading web accessibility experts online to attendees...
20 June 2011 Leading online video provider Netflix sued for not captioning videos
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is suing Netflix, the largest provider of on-demand video in the US, for failing to provide captions on...
17 June 2011 Tickets to audio described theatre session in Perth available until 12 July
Ticket sales for the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s audio described performance of Rising Water will close on 12 July.
17 June 2011 Submissions to the Convergence Review Framing Paper released
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has published submissions received on the Convergence Review Framing...
16 June 2011 ACCAN funds Media Access Australia’s social media accessibility project
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) today announced that Media Access Australia’s social media accessibility project will...
16 June 2011 US non-profit group sues CNN.com for uncaptioned online video
A Berkeley-based non-profit group has filed a lawsuit against Time Warner for allegedly discriminating against the Deaf and hearing impaired by not...
15 June 2011 Vodafone Foundation Accessibility Awards promote apps for disabled and elderly
Vodafone Foundation has launched a competition to promote the development of software applications that improve the lives of people with disabilities...
10 June 2011 Accessible Cinema Advisory Group releases second communiqué
The Accessible Cinema Advisory Group (ACAG) met in late May to discuss the continued rollout of accessible cinema locations across the four major...
10 June 2011 ABC’s 7.30 program highlights Screen Australia’s audio description policy
Screen Australia’s announcement yesterday of its new audio description policy for feature films was highlighted on last night’s 7.30 on the ABC.
09 June 2011 Screen Australia announces new audio description policy
Screen Australia, the Federal Government’s funding body for the screen production industry, has announced a new funding condition that requires films...
09 June 2011 New Broadway theatre accessibility initiative
A new partnership between Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts and arts access provider G-PASS means visitors to New York will have the opportunity to...
08 June 2011 New version of Apple iBooks includes read-aloud feature
The latest version of the Apple iBooks app includes a new read-aloud feature, allowing publishers to include human-voice narration in their books.
07 June 2011 Apple announces iOS 5 with accessibility improvements
The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, has been announced with new and improved accessibility...
07 June 2011 ACCAN Standing Advisory Committee members appointed
Media Access Australia Project Manager Dr Scott Hollier and board member Victoria Rubensohn have been appointed to the Australian Communications...
07 June 2011 Access features on new release DVDs
Access to new release DVD titles during the month of May 2011 stands at 33% for audio description and 72% for captioning. A total of 79 titles were...
06 June 2011 CAPTCHAs shown to yet again impede accessibility
The question of accessible CAPTCHAs has been raised once again as they are shown to impede ticket purchase on the 2012 London Olympic website.
06 June 2011 Study of Canadian TV access levels released
Media Access Canada has just released a study of captions and audio description on Canadian television which found that broadcasters are fulfilling...
03 June 2011 VizWiz now available in iTunes store
VizWiz, a new iPhone app which enables people who are blind or vision impaired to recruit sighted users to answer questions about an item they have...
03 June 2011 CBM offers Christian audio library for people with a print disability
CBM Australia is offering a free Christian audio library service for people with print disabilities, including blindness and vision impairment.

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