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We help you find video with captions and audio description online and off.

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Digital technology

A guide to the mainstream technologies that are affordable and accessible, helping people with a disability access information when and where they choose.  

Visit this section to get the latest on the technologies making the most impact.

Latest News

  • After many years advocating for digital inclusion along with auditing and remediating web and digital content so that it is accessible to people with disability, Media Access Australia is widening our scope of work.

  • The facts speak clearly – 71% of web users with a disability will simply leave a website that is not accessible to them, according to recent research from the US Government’s 'Section 508'. Not only is this bad for the business community, Government utilities, and society in general, digital inaccessibility is excluding millions of Australians from enjoying the positive interactions online that people without disability take for granted.

  • A new wave of lawsuits has begun in the USA with Kmart, McDonald’s, Sears, Ace Hardware, and GrubHub among the latest to be sued by blind and vision-impaired people for having inaccessible websites that exclude them from ordering products online.

  • If you’d like to know how your organisation is faring in regards to access and inclusion, then three upcoming webinars will provide you with a revealing overview of an exciting new tool, the 2017-18 Access and Inclusion Index, which is available to AND members.

  • A pioneering smartphone accessibility app was recently updated and was designed to help orient and guide blind and vision impaired people through crowded indoor spaces, such as shopping malls, universities and hospitals.

  • Tuesday, 29 August 2017
    Be My Eyes app gets August 2017 update

    Be My Eyes allows blind and vision impaired users to request help from a sighted person and the sighted users will then be called for help via linked video and audio between smartphones. This recently updated app is all about contributing to and benefiting from small acts of kindness, and it’s free on the App Store.

  • The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has created two new videos in order to widen the knowledge of people who are Deaf and hearing-impaired, community groups, and interested members of the public, in regards to how captioning is made and how it can best be used.

Welcome to Media Access Australia

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This website provides information on access to media using technology. It covers a wide range of practical information on access issues involving TV, DVDs, cinema-the-arts, the artsXXX, new media and education; and access technologies including captioning (primarily used by people who are Deaf and hearing impaired) and audio description (primarily used by people who are blind and vision impaired). You will also find information on rules and regulations affecting access, and levels of access on various types of media in Australia and the rest of the world. The key to our service is keeping people up-to-date with the world of accessible media.

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