The 2010 Captioning Awards winners are€¦

Friday, 27 August 2010 11:54am

The 2010 Deafness Forum Captioning Awards, held last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, celebrated a year of achievement in access for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

The awards highlighted the necessity of inclusion in all communication for all in our society, including the over 3.5 million Australians who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

The award winners were:

Roma Wood OAM Community Award
Michael Lockrey

DVD Captioning
Icon Film Distrubution

Members Choice Award
Co-Habitation Bondi

Best Event (Non-TV) Captioning
Ai-Live DIGBY-Project

Award for best promotion of captioning or best consumer education campaign (Ron Miller Memorial Award)
FOXTEL Call Centre

Pay TV captioning
Comedy Channel

Award for free-to-air TV captioning
The ABC

Most consistent use of captioning
Nick Jr Australia

Best new captioning initiative
ABC iView

Attendees included Graeme Innes, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner. The Ambassador for Deafness Forum, former Prime Minister John Howard, sent his apologies due to illness.

MC Myf Warhurst delighted the crowd, and the event was opened by Deafness Forum’s chairperson, Alex Jones, who talked about the potential for captions to benefit many Australians, not just those who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

Media Access Australia would like to congratulate all the winners on their commitment to access throughout 2010. We look forward to a continued increase in access in the coming year.

 


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