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New closed captioned cinema location in Sydney

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Event Cinemas Top Ryde City is the latest cinema complex to introduce closed caption technology to its sessions.

Using the CaptiView system, Top Ryde City is the first Event Cinemas location in NSW to roll out the new technology, allowing patrons to privately view captions with the latest release movies, every day of the week. 


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Welcome to our new website

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We have now launched our new website merging our previous sites, mediaaccess.org.au and audiodescription.com.au. 

CEO of Media Access Australia, Alex Varley said, “Media Access Australia’s core business is about accessibility. We are out there talking to the community, to business and government about the need for accessible websites and our new site shows it can be achieved. Many people won’t see the accessibility features and that is the point. They are there for the people that need them and you don’t need to put a big label highlighting an accessibility feature, it is part and parcel of standard website design which includes everybody.”


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UK study looks at 3D audio description guidelines

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A study released by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in the UK has indicated that audio description users do not believe that visual effects in 3D cinema and TV should be audio described.

The study involved two focus groups consisting of 10 blind and partially sighted people who regularly watch audio described programs on TV or DVD. Clips from 3D movies were shown to the groups and the history and process of 3D explained.


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