Digital technology

New standard helps preserve captions on catch-up TV

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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has made freely available a standard that will enable captions from broadcast TV and broadband video programming to work together – or to interoperate.

The official description for the SMPTE ST 2052-1:2010 standard, called Time Text Format (SMPTE-TT) states:


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Australian Government advertises for WCAG 2.0 Content and Compliance Officers

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The Department of Finance and Deregulation has posted a job advertisement for WCAG 2.0 Content and Compliance Officers.

According to the advertisement, “The main function of the role will be to address web accessibility issues by assessing, converting and publishing downloadable content, with a primary focus on Portable Document Formats (PDFs).”


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iPhone app ZoomReader provides cost effective alternative to more expensive devices

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The new iPhone app ZoomReader enables people who are blind or vision impaired to use their iPhone to convert images taken with their iPhone into text, and at a much more affordable cost than specialised devices with similar kinds of features.

Ai Squared, creators of screen magnification software for people who are vision impaired, including the highly popular screen reader and magnifier software ZoomText, developed ZoomReader after iPhone became the smartphone of choice for the blind and vision impaired community.

Here is how the app works:

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Apple picks up three awards at the 2010 Blind Bargain Access Awards

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Apple has received three awards from the fourth Annual Blind Bargains Access Awards, where both organisations and individuals have been recognised for their contribution towards access for the blind and vision impaired.

The Blind Bargains Access Awards recognizes the best products, websites, stores, and people in the blind community. According to Blind Bargains media release, nearly 500 people participated in the nomination and voting rounds this year.


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