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June 2017
Date Published News headline and description
29 June 2017 Nominations now open for National Disability Awards
Individuals, teams and organisations who are making a real difference in quality of life outcomes for those with disability are encouraged to enter...
27 June 2017 New funding cap of National Relay Service leads to fears of reduced services
While the Government’s recent recommitment to support the National Relay Service (NRS) is welcomed, there are fears that services will have to be cut...
21 June 2017 ACMA releases review of captioning rules
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has just released the final report into its statutory review of captioning rules. While ACMA...
20 June 2017 Digital Inclusion Forum prompted excellent debate
The FACS NSW Digital Inclusion Forum, in Sydney on 15 June, brought together expert panellists and interested participants from Government, the...
20 June 2017 Transcript of Dr Manisha Amin's commentary at the Digital Inclusion Forum
13 June 2017 16 big announcements by Apple at WWDC17
Apple’s big conference in California, the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), attracted a host of brilliant minds representing many...
06 June 2017 Be part of 24 hours of inclusive design
A free 24-hour online community event on accessibility is being staged on 9 June 2017 by The Paciello Group – one the world’s leading Assistive...
May 2017
Date Published News headline and description
29 May 2017 New eGlasses can improve vision for many who are legally blind
Canadian company eSight creates futuristic glasses that use images from a forward-facing camera to overcome vision loss, even for many people who are...
25 May 2017 Five tips for teachers of students with hearing impairment
So you’ve started a new term this year and you’ve discovered that one (or perhaps more) of your students has a hearing impairment or doesn't have...
25 May 2017 Free captioning and description editing tool launched
The National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) in the USA has just launched CADET (Caption and Description Editing Tool) which was previously only...
22 May 2017 4 leading Startups in the Deaf and hearing-impaired space
1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss including around 30,000 Deaf Auslan users with total hearing loss, according to the Australian...
16 May 2017 US restaurant chain has trouble on the menu
The Olive Garden restaurant group in the US is accused of having a website that is inaccessible to the vision impaired, with a lawsuit filed in...
09 May 2017 Ava app makes group conversations accessible
For those with hearing disability, simple dinner table group conversations can be pretty painful to stay on top of. However, the Ava app aims to...
02 May 2017 Live, Work and Play: NSW the State of Inclusion Conference is on 17 & 18 May
Don't miss the NSW Department of Family and Community Services ‘State of Inclusion’ conference, running 17 and 18 May in Sydney. The event will...
01 May 2017 JAWS screen reader gets more bight
Freedom Scientific has recently released JAWS 18.0.2738, which incorporates several important improvements made between the JAWS February 2017...
April 2017
Date Published News headline and description
24 April 2017 Aipoly Vision is a truly visionary app
‘Aipoly Vision’ is a very useful object-and-colour recogniser app that helps the blind, vision-impaired, and colour blind to understand their...
20 April 2017 New vision-impaired user interface launched by Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia has become the first airline in the Asia Pacific region, and the second airline in the world, to introduce an in-flight...
19 April 2017 AND’s ‘ANC’ is at the MCG on 16 May
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is staging its Annual National Conference at Melbourne’s iconic MCG on 16 May. It will attract a diverse...
11 April 2017 I am not a Robot! - the access implications of Google’s new Invisible reCAPTCHA
Google has taken one more step towards a fully-automated bot-detection system with the launch of ‘Invisible reCAPTCHA’ - which hopefully spells an...
07 April 2017 Government forms Working Group on AD for TV
The Turnbull Government has set up a new taskforce with the aim of improving TV accessibility. They have announced the formation of an Audio...

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