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January 2012
Date Published News headline and description
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...
09 December 2011 New app gives hearing impaired access to public announcements
Australian Communication Exchange has developed a smartphone app that displays text-based public announcements for people who are Deaf or hearing...
08 December 2011 Vodafone rewards accessible Android development
The winners of the 2011 Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards have been announced, with each winner awarded £50,000 (A$76,300) for their contribution...
08 December 2011 Advanced session of Mission: Impossible with access features to be screened in Brisbane
Event Cinemas has notified Media Access Australia that on Wednesday 14 December an advance screening of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with...
07 December 2011 Adelaide cinema extends open caption screenings of Twilight: New Dawn
Due to an unforeseen delay in the rollout of the new accessible program at Adelaide’s Marion cinema, Twilight: New Dawn Part One will screen for one...
06 December 2011 Captions shown on US flights
LiveTV, a US company which provides inflight entertainment, has announced that it can now provide closed captioning on the television content...
05 December 2011 Canada leads on bilingual caption quality
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved a set of mandatory standards for French-language closed captions...
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
Date Published News headline and description
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...

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