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Government forms Working Group on AD for TV

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The Turnbull Government has set up a new taskforce with the aim of improving TV accessibility. They have announced the formation of an Audio Description (AD) Working Group to examine options for increasing the availability of AD services in Australia.

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Man wearing headphones listens to AD on TV


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New report on the trial of A.D. on ABC iview

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Media Access Australia was one of seven leading advocacy organisations that have just tabled a report, including consumer feedback, perspectives and analysis, of the Government-funded trial of Audio Description (AD) on the ABC's iview service, from April 2015 to July 2016.

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Accessibility a priority at Sydney Festival

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The Sydney Festival runs in January 2017 with many accessible events featured along with a program of activities that will be accessible to people with a disability.

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Be part of the Diverse-CITY of Melbourne

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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 artists of all ages who are living with a disability, or an experience of mental ill health, and who come from culturally diverse backgrounds across Victoria.

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Image of Diverse-CITY

This annual event is free to attend and put on by ADEC ArtAbility. It’s a featured exhibition at Federation Square, on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in Melbourne.

Diverse-CITY promotes a message of ability not disability, and strength in diversity and personal empowerment through engagement with the broader community.


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Riverside Theatres present accessible movies

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Riverside Theatres in Parramatta are staging a large number of accessible screenings of a variety of popular films including the latest releases, over the Summer season.

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Riverside Cinema


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Dr Scott Hollier publishes a memoir with purpose

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Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor, Digital Accessibility, has just published an autobiography which he describes as ‘a memoir with purpose’ entitled Outrunning the Night. Its aim is to provide support and encouragement to disadvantaged people and the people supporting them, and he talks about his inspiring new book in a very personal and entertaining podcast.

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Listen to the complete interview where Dr Scott Hollier chats to Philip Jenkinson about his new memoir with purpose... Outrunning the Night.

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Three upcoming free arts events in Sydney and Victoria

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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 December. 'Youth, Mental Health and Inclusion in the Arts' will be staged in Ballarat on 28/11; 'Red Dog True Blue' is being audio described at Event Cinema Parramatta on 4/12; and you're invited to attend the 2016 Arts Access Victoria AGM on 6/12 in South Melbourne.

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International day of people with disability

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Disability commissioner calls ABC transcription cuts a backward step

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The Disability Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, has blasted the decision last month from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) to cut back transcription of some news and current affairs programs on TV and radio, as a “backward step” for accessibility.

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Australian Broadcasting Commission logo

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Access & Inclusion on centre stage for Sydney Festival 2017

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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 to be staged from 7 to 29 January will be accessible to people with a disability.

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Air Canada to make their in-flight entertainment accessible

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Following a human rights complaint, Air Canada has promised to make its in-flight entertainment systems accessible to visually-impaired passengers.

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Air Canada Airbus A-380

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