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Buying DVDs overseas and how access features may be affected

Although it is possible to buy DVDs overseas and watch them on DVD players in Australia, you should be aware that the region coding system for DVDs may affect the playback of captions on DVD players locally. Audio description should not be affected.

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Media accessibility – more of what's in store for Australians with a disability in 2011


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

Here is Part 2 of Media Access Australia’s top ten predictions and wishes:   

1. More audio description available in Australian cinemas.

With the government and major cinemas coming to an agreement to roll out captioning and audio description services in cinemas over the next four years, Ally Woodford, Media Access Australia’s Cinema, Arts and DVD Project Manager, says, “On my wish list is that audio description will become more common on Australian movies, through Screen Australia funding support for audio description of them.

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