The Captioning Studio wins Human Rights Award

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 11:45am

A captioning services provider has won a Human Rights Award for its contribution to the inclusion of people with hearing loss. The Australian Human Rights Commission awarded The Captioning Studio in the business category.

The Human Rights Awards are held annually and are recognised across the government, business and not-for-profit sectors as an important accolade. The Captioning Studio was awarded for its innovations in captioning technology, increasing access to theatre, education and much more for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

Nari Jennings, co-founder of The Captioning Studio, spoke about her family history of deafness, and the passion this gives her for promoting access to arts. 

“As well as providing quality captioning services, we have always been passionate about creating new technology and exploring new ways to provide captioning in even more areas of life. We’re deeply committed to educating and inspiring the world about the importance of captioning inclusion,” said Jennings.

World Federation of the Deaf President Colin Allen attended the Awards luncheon on Friday.  “It was a pleasure to see The Captioning Studio awarded the Business Award for their dedication to the Australian Deaf community and hard of hearing people in Australia,” said Allen. “It’s great to see a successful business inspired by personal experience providing top quality captioning and giving back to the community.”

Social inclusion for people with disability was a recurring theme in the Human Rights Awards finalists across numerous categories. Another captioning service provider, Ai Media, was a finalist in the business category.

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