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Accessibility – what’s in store for Australians with a disability in 2011?

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What progress can Australians who are Deaf, hearing impaired, blind or vision impaired expect in access to media in 2011?

Here is Part 1 of Media Access Australia’s top ten predictions and wishes:


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Latest news on new closed caption movie sessions

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From 30 December, 2010, three Australian cinemas were to have begun closed caption screenings of movies using the new CaptiView technology.  At the time of print, only two have begun closed captioned sessions.

Event Cinemas Robina, on Queensland's Gold Coast, is showing two movies this opening week: the kids' summer hit movie, Megamind, and comedy drama Love and Other Drugs, starring Jake Gyllenhal and Ann


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Audio described movies at Perth’s Movies by Burswood

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Once again, St George Bank Movies by Burswood is proud to present audio described movies at its outdoor summer movie screenings in Perth.

Movies by Burswood is offering audio description at a large proportion of its Program 1 schedule which runs until 19 February. Program 2 will be released later in the season. Movies with audio description include Eat Pray Love, The Town, The Social Network and Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dream Treader. 


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Get ready, Gold Coast – captioned cinema is coming your way

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Event Cinemas Robina will begin closed captioned movie sessions from 30 December 2010.

As part of the Cinema Access Implementation Plan, Event Cinemas Robina will be one of the first three locations in Australia to begin closed captioned screenings using the CaptiView system. The cinema will have 10 CaptiView units on site to be used by movie patrons requiring captions. 


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