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Presentation: Does measuring caption quality really make any difference?

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Our CEO, Alex Varley, is presenting at the Languages and the Media Conference in Berlin this week. Below are the slides and summary of his presentation questioning whether measuring caption quality leads to a better television experience for viewers.

 


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Greens Senators support audio description

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Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens spokesperson for communications, and Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson for disability, have urged the Government to follow through on its commitment to working towards a permanent audio description service on Australian television.

Following the 13-week trial of AD on ABC1, which ended on 4 November, we are now waiting on the ABC to release its report on the technical aspects of delivering the service.

Speaking in the Senate yesterday, Senator Ludlam moved a motion that requested the Senate to officially note:


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We cover the world’s largest access conference

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Hosted in Berlin every two years, the Languages and the Media conference brings together media access experts from around the world. Our CEO, Alex Varley will be presenting at the conference and keeping Media Access Australia’s audience up-to-date as the action unfolds on November 22-23 via the website and Twitter.

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NVDA screen reader now recognises long description

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Free screen reader for Windows, NVDA, has been updated to recognise 'longdesc', an attribute used by web developers to describe the data that is visually presented in images such as graphs and diagrams.

To access the long description, press 'NVDA'+'d' once the screen reader announces it is there. For example, if users have their screen reader focused on an image of a graph, NVDA will announce there is long description available. To activate the long description, users can press the NVDA button (usually Insert) and the 'd' to hear the long description. This update is compatible with the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers.

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