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January 2017
Date Published News headline and description
13 January 2017 Section 508 gets ICT upgrade to match WCAG Level A & AA standards
In a move welcomed by disability groups and advocates, the U.S. Access Board has updated their accessibility requirements for Information and...
03 January 2017 High compliance in TV captioning during FY 2015–16… but more needs to be done.
At last, some good news on the captioning front. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) reported in late December 2016 of a high...
December 2016
Date Published News headline and description
15 December 2016 Accessibility a priority at Sydney Festival
The Sydney Festival runs in January 2017 with many accessible events featured along with a program of activities that will be accessible to people...
15 December 2016 Be part of the Diverse-CITY of Melbourne
Now in its 12th year, the ‘Diverse-CITY’ exhibition is running up until the evening of 21 December. It showcases a diverse range of artworks from...
13 December 2016 Riverside Theatres present accessible movies
Riverside Theatres in Parramatta are staging a large number of accessible screenings of a variety of popular films including the latest releases,...
08 December 2016 Disability is a mainstream issue
Media Access Australia (MAA) advocates for all people living with disability. New CEO, Dr Manisha Amin, believes that disability is a mainstream...
06 December 2016 Submissions wanted for Government inquiry into hearing health and wellbeing
The Australian Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport is going to be considering the social and economic impacts of...
01 December 2016 Dr Scott Hollier publishes a memoir with purpose
Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor, Digital Accessibility, has just published an autobiography which he describes as ‘a...
01 December 2016 Transcript of Dr Scott Hollier interview on a memoir with purpose
November 2016
Date Published News headline and description
28 November 2016 Microsoft’s Sydney CBD store is staging free accessibility workshops this week
The Microsoft store at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall is putting on a series of very useful Accessibility Week workshops from 28 November to 2...
25 November 2016 International PDF Day came to Australia for the first time
In conjunction with scheduled meetings of ISO TC 171 SC 2 working groups that will run in late November and early December, PDF Day Australia,...
23 November 2016 Three upcoming free arts events in Sydney and Victoria
Media Access Australia wants to let you know about a trio of free events scheduled around the International Day Of People With Disability on 3...
16 November 2016 Disability commissioner calls ABC transcription cuts a backward step
The Disability Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, has blasted the decision last month from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) to cut back...
08 November 2016 Affordable digital access of real interest to seniors
Media Access Australia (MAA) was a sponsor of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) annual conference that kicked off in Sydney...
07 November 2016 GoDigi National Year of Digital Inclusion Expo
The GoDigi National Year of Digital Inclusion Expo, presented by Infoxchange, is being staged on 16 November at the Australian Technology Park in...
03 November 2016 Calls for a Technology Bill of Rights for People with Disabilities in the US
The National Council on Disability (NCD) in the United States has made a call to establish a ‘Technology Bill of Rights for People with Disabilities...
October 2016
Date Published News headline and description
27 October 2016 Access & Inclusion on centre stage for Sydney Festival 2017
The Sydney Festival is gearing up for January 2017 and the organisers are committed to making every effort to ensure that their program of activities...
24 October 2016 What day-to-day challenge would you like solved by technology?
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) in conjunction with Microsoft Australia, and with accessibility support from Media Access Australia, is...
21 October 2016 The accessibility of augmented reality – Pokémon Go or no go
Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor on Digital Accessibility, put 2016’s biggest hit in augmented reality – Pokémon Go –...
21 October 2016 Transcript of Dr Scott Hollier interview on augmented reality

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