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April 2017
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03 April 2017 New game allows you to play face-to-face even if you’re blind
The Nintendo Switch console has a terrific new game that's accessible for the blind. Called 1-2 Switch, it allows two players to enjoy game-play...
March 2017
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28 March 2017 Latest tech releases from Apple
Apple has announced a new iOS 10.3 update, some updates to iPad, iPhone and their Apple Watch, plus they have launched a new app called ‘Clips’ which...
27 March 2017 Opera House more accessible – on and off the stage
The Sydney Opera House has launched its biggest ever Access Program for 2017. The line-up of events features more than 70 accessible shows, workshops...
22 March 2017 New muppet with autism joins Sesame Street
Over the decades, iconic children’s TV show, Sesame Street, has always been good at raising awareness around a wide variety of sections of the...
20 March 2017 Registrations now open for 2017 Round Table Conference in May
Registrations are now being taken for the 2017 Round Table Annual Conference, to be co-sponsored again by Media Access Australia. This year’s theme...
13 March 2017 Don’t miss The Future of Accessible Work
The 14th International Web for All Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2017), run in conjunction with the 26th International...
08 March 2017 2017 Sydney Access and Inclusion Campaign launched
Accessible Arts in partnership with the City of Sydney launched the new Accessing Sydney Collectively (ASYD.CO) knowledge exchange partnership...
07 March 2017 New report on the trial of A.D. on ABC iview
Media Access Australia was one of seven leading advocacy organisations that have just tabled a report, including consumer feedback, perspectives and...
07 March 2017 New Australian app for A.T. users to better equip themselves
A new consumer app is helping Australians with disabilities to identify the range of Assistive Technology (AT) equipment and technology options...
02 March 2017 Design-a-thon event showcased innovative thinking
The recent Enabled Design-a-thon event was held in Sydney on 25-26 February 2017 with two Media Access Australia accessibility specialists taking...
February 2017
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27 February 2017 Check out the world’s least accessible website
Mehmet Duran, a developer in the accessibility team at the UK Government’s Digital Service group, created a website with two colleagues that is the...
23 February 2017 Don't miss Meeting Place 2017 on 2 March in Perth
Hosted in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival and DADAA WA, Arts Access Australia’s Meeting Place 2017 will be held next week in...
16 February 2017 Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users
Microsoft continues to support a free upgrade to Windows 10 for people who are using Assistive Technologies (AT) in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8...
16 February 2017 Latest on iOS 10, 7 & Plus 7 phones and new Apple Support app
A lot of new things are happening in the Apple universe. There's an iOS 10 Home ‘button‘ and Voice Control update, along with a wonderful new Apple...
13 February 2017 2017 Consumer Electronics Show showcases digital assistants
The world’s largest technology tradeshow, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was staged in Las Vegas in January and is now 50 years young. In...
06 February 2017 Magnifier feature in Apple iOS 10 – a hidden gem
Towards the end of 2016, Apple's iOS10 mobile operating system was released. One of its ‘box of tricks’ that didn’t get much publicity is a helpful...
01 February 2017 The accessibility of self publishing
Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor, Digital Accessibility, self-published an inspiring book Outrunning the Night late last...
01 February 2017 Transcript of Dr Scott Hollier interview on the accessibility of self publishing
January 2017
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30 January 2017 Major review of NDIS costs now underway
In late January 2017 the Federal Government announced that the Productivity Commission is to conduct a study to review the costs of the National...
23 January 2017 Registrations open for 8 February Web Accessibility Camp in Perth
Got something to share or learn about web accessibility? Then the Perth Web Accessibility Camp is where you need to be. It’s being staged on 8...

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