Digital technology

The D-Link Boxee Box – good for caption users, a mixed bag for others

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The much anticipated media centre Boxee Box has finally been released in Australia, promising a perfect blend of the Internet and the lounge room TV.

While its ability to play content is remarkable, its accessibility features will leave some people with disabilities excited, while others will be disappointed.

The Boxee Box is designed to be an Internet-enabled media centre that can be plugged into any TV. There are three main features of the Boxee Box:


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12 Days of Access - The Highlights of 2010 through the eyes of the new media

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On the Sixth Day of Access we take a look into the world of digital technology and online media with Sarah Pulis.

Sarah is the New Media Manager and has been at Media Access Australia since the beginning of 2010. Sarah highlights some of the great strides that technology and policy have made towards accessibility this year.

What have been a few of the highlights of 2010 for you in your area of access?


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12 Days of Access - Dr Scott Hollier celebrates the improved affordability of accessible computing

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The festivities at Media Access Australia are in full swing with the fourth instalment in the 12 Days of Access and an interview with Dr Scott Hollier.

Scott has been with Media Access Australia for over two years, and earlier in 2010 moved back to Western Australia where he is a Project Manager involved in some very exciting projects.

What have been a few of the highlights of 2010 for you in your area of access?


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VoiceOver comes to Apple TV with new software update

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The second generation Apple TV now supports VoiceOver after Apple released a software update overnight.

VoiceOver, Apple’s text-to-speech screen reader technology, not only reads the name of the menu item you are on, but also reads out information about the content you are listening to or watching. For example, VoiceOver will announce the title of the TV episode you are watching, or the title and artist of a song you are listening to.


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