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Accessibility review of iPod shuffle (third generation)

The following accessibility review is for iPod shuffle (third generation). Read our accessibility review of iPod shuffle (fourth generation), the latest version of iPod shuffle.

The iPod devices produced by Apple are the most popular brand of player, and the iPod shuffle (third generation) is the entry-level version in this range. The iPod shuffle is called the world’s smallest music player for good reason – it weighs a tiny 10.7 grams for either the 2GB or the 4GB models.

Digital media and technology: 

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DVD distributors accessibility framework

The Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) has a DVD accessibility framework document, affirming its commitment to making available access features such as captioning and audio description. 

AHEDA will also respond on behalf of members to complain about accessibility of specific DVD titles where access features were available overseas and not in Australia.

Objectives of the Accessibility Framework for the Home Entertainment Film Industry

The objectives of this Framework are to:

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UK content providers create accessible YouView


The major UK free-to-air broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, have collaborated to create the YouView TV box, which YouView says will incorporate accessibility as a core component.

This service, which is expected to launch in the first half of 2011, is a combination of the existing Freeview service with additional catch-up TV accessed via a broadband Internet connection.

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Name change for Australian DVD distributors’ association


From 1 February 2011, the Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA), representative of the Australian film and TV home entertainment industry, will be known as the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA).

The Association plays a vital role in ensuring Australian DVD and Blu-ray products are released with captions and audio description. AHEDA has worked with consumer groups, Media Access Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission since 2006 to improve access levels, and continues an educational campaign to members to encourage the importation of titles with access features and the local production of titles with access features.

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