Education

Read Captions Across America Day

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Today is Read Captions Across America day, an annual campaign to promote the use of captions particularly for children, as video-based media can be a great instrument in nurturing reading skills when captions are turned on.

Hosted by the National Education Association (NEA) in partnership with the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), the campaign aims to bring the use of captions to the forefront of the minds of teachers and parents around the country, encouraging them to turn captions on.


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Government review of disability standards in education

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Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, has released a discussion paper which encourages people to contribute to the Review into Disability Standards for Education 2005.

The Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 discussion paper provides an important opportunity for education providers, training colleges, teachers and parents to provide feedback about important issues that may require comment. The aim of the Review is to improve “the education and training experience for people with disability”.


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US video highlights learning benefits of captions

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Aberdeen Captioning has released a short video about the learning benefits of captioning on TV.

In a bid to encourage people to use captions at home this video explains that children's literacy can increase dramatically if captions are turned on.

The short public service announcement can be viewed on YouTube.


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12 Days of Access - Karina Scott's report card for accessible education in 2010

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On the 10th Day of Access, we get an insight into what happens behind the scenes in Media Access Australia’s education sector work with Karina Scott.

Karina joined Media Access Australia as Education Assistant in mid-2010.

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

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