Inclusion

Petition launched for more audio description on iTunes

no
Show on home page

Accessible media advocate Phillip Chalker has launched a Change.org petition calling on iTunes to provide more movies with audio description for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Young girl using earphones connected to a tablet device

Digital media and technology: 

Top of page

Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility promotional video out now

no
Show on home page

A new video produced by Media Access Australia has been created to promote the upcoming Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA). It’s designed to underline the main points and key benefits of enrolling in Australia’s only university-accredited web accessibility certificate for digital professionals.

Five students accessing technology via a laptop and a tablet computer.

The PCWA course highlights video runs for one minute and thirty seconds. In addition to the standard video, an audio described version of this video is also available.


Top of page

Accessible cinema technologies introduced on the Gold Coast

no
Show on home page

The Arts Centre Gold Coast has introduced a new line of personal captioning and audio description devices intended to enhance cinema access for moviegoers in the region.

Mayor Tom Tate and Kerry Campbell using captioning glasses to watch a movie.

Digital media and technology: 

Top of page

CES 2016 accessibility round-up

no
Show on home page

The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which was held in Las Vegas, USA last week, is generally considered the world’s largest showcase of consumer electronics. With products ranging from futuristic prototypes through to things we’ll see in stores soon, it’s a good opportunity to see what some of the accessibility implications are for 2016.

Man holding a smartphone with desktop, laptop and mobile devices emerging from the screen

Digital media and technology: 

Top of page

Researchers seek feedback on video-on-demand accessibility

no
Show on home page

A new Australian research project is asking people to take part in a survey about the use of video-on-demand sites by people with disabilities.

Left hand touching a floating video thumbnail


Top of page

ACMA releases submissions to caption quality review

no
Show on home page

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has posted the submissions it received in response to its discussion paper ‘Review of Television Captioning Standard’, which was released in November 2015.

Left hand holding a TV remote control


Top of page

Stan introduces closed captions

no
Show on home page

The subscription television service Stan has quietly introduced closed captioning on a selection of its titles, with more to come. The service was criticised for not providing captions when it launched in January 2015.

Remote control held up in front of a TV


Top of page

Audio description on ABC iview now available on FreeviewPlus

no
Show on home page

The trial of audio description on the ABC’s iview, which commenced in April, has now been extended to FreeviewPlus. Previously, it was only available in iPhones, iPads, Android devices and desktop computers.

ABC iview in focus on the 'Catch up' menu in FreeviewPlus. Image credit: Freeview.com.au


Top of page

The most popular accessibility stories of 2015

no
Show on home page

As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the most popular articles and events regarding consumer accessibility across the web, digital technology, education, TV, video, cinema, arts, policy and research in 2015.


Top of page

ACMA releases annual caption compliance reports for 2014-15

no
Show on home page

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released reports showing the compliance of free-to-air and subscription television services with captioning requirements in the financial year 2014-15.

Remote control pointed at a Smart TV


Top of page

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Inclusion