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
Icon Film Distrubution
Members Choice Award
Best Event (Non-TV) Captioning
Award for best promotion of captioning or best consumer education campaign (Ron Miller Memorial Award)
FOXTEL Call Centre
Pay TV captioning
Award for free-to-air TV captioning
Most consistent use of captioning
Nick Jr Australia
Best new captioning initiative
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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