What is media access?

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Media access refers to how digital, web and broadcast content can be used, read or viewed by people with disabilities, particularly those who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf, hearing impaired, or who have a cognitive condition or mobility disability. This includes the provision of effective access to websites, online information, digital communications, streaming services and broadcast television, as well as access in the classroom, cinema and the arts.

Media Access Australia works to increase awareness and promote the use of accessible solutions such as captioning for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired, audio description for people who are blind or vision impaired, among other initiatives that promote inclusion and participation for people of all abilities.

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