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November 2015
Date Published News headline and description
16 November 2015 Xbox Accessories app supports standard controller remapping
The recently updated Xbox Accessories app from Microsoft now provides button remapping support for standard Xbox One controllers, adding to the list...
13 November 2015 Digital Gap pushes for change by 2017
The call for improvement to digital accessibility for people with disabilities moved to Parliament House in Canberra with a call for significant...
12 November 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant provides audio description
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be broadcast on 101.5FM Radio Adelaide on the morning of Saturday 14th November, with audio description...
10 November 2015 ACCAN launches campaign for online caption quality
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has formed an alliance of organisations which is calling for online videos to be...
10 November 2015 Call to caption parliament
The Federal Parliament is improving its accessibility to people with disabilities. This includes its digital presence through its website and online...
09 November 2015 Be involved with Print Disability Round Table 2016
Information access for people with print disabilities is an expanding and evolving area for development of services, advocacy and promotion. This...
05 November 2015 Accessible Canada by law
Canadian province Manitoba has introduced a customer service standard as part of its accessibility legislation. This recognises that disabled...
04 November 2015 US communications commissioner calls for increased accessibility for the blind
In a blog post marking his second anniversary as chairman of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Tom Wheeler has emphasised the work that...
03 November 2015 New accessible gaming resources available
Media Access Australia’s gaming specialists have joined forces to bring you brand new information on accessible mainstream and mobile gaming options...
02 November 2015 British conference celebrates audio description
The RNIB Audio Description Conference: Celebrating Progress and Looking Ahead, which was held in London on 23 September, brought together a host of...
October 2015
Date Published News headline and description
30 October 2015 Three upcoming accessible theatre productions in Adelaide
Access2Arts have shared a list of upcoming touch tour and audio described productions in Adelaide for theatre fans who are blind or vision impaired.
28 October 2015 UK TV access report shows over compliance
The UK regulator Ofcom has released its access compliance report for the first two quarters of 2015 and it shows that generally all quotas have been...
23 October 2015 Live captioning bonanza captured by ACMA
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) held a day-long event in September dedicated to live captioning issues as part of its...
21 October 2015 Digital Gap Initiative invites you to Parliament
The Federal Parliament will be the venue for a major accessibility event showcasing developments and issues in digital accessibility.
21 October 2015 Apple to provide accessibility support around NDIS conference
Apple is presenting its accessibility technologies at the NDIS New World Conference in Brisbane next week. The tech giant has prepared an "Accessible...
20 October 2015 Yahoo streams captioned NFL to the world
American online giant Yahoo will be providing its first streamed and captioned National Football League (NFL) game live from London UK on 25 October.
19 October 2015 Video on demand access builds up
Video on Demand (VOD) is a rapidly growing platform for consuming entertainment content.  Recent developments overseas are showing that action around...
15 October 2015 New Zealand Deaf community takes Sky to Commission over lack of captions
Deaf groups in New Zealand have formalised complaints against subscription television broadcaster Sky for not captioning the coverage of the Rugby...
14 October 2015 Audio described performance of Next to Normal rock musical in Perth
The Black Swan State Theatre Company will be presenting an audio described musical theatre production at the State Theatre Centre of Western...
12 October 2015 Blind Citizens Australia wraps up successful convention in Perth
The Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) annual convention was held over the weekend at the Mercure hotel in Perth, with approximately 120 attendees...

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