Latest News

August 2010
Date Published News headline and description
17 August 2010 Facebook group for captioned movie fans at Hoyts Carousel
Captioned movie fans who visit Hoyts Carousel in Cannington, Perth have another way to keep up to date with what is happening at their local...
16 August 2010 New Adobe video tutorial on InDesign accessibility best practices
Adobe has just released a new video tutorial on InDesign accessibility best practices. The video is closed captioned.
13 August 2010 Access and audience development reports released on Australian arts
Arts Access Australia has commissioned two reports on access and audience development in museums, galleries and the performing arts. The reports aim...
13 August 2010 NZ announces TV audio description trial
NZ On Air, the government agency that funds captioning services in New Zealand, has announced a NZ$500,000 audio description trial on digital...
12 August 2010 Web design and development site offers huge range of captioned videos
 Think Vitamin is a website that provides online conferences, videos and a blog for web designers and developers. It has a huge library of video...
11 August 2010 New US National Education Technology Plan criticised by disability groups
The United States draft National Education Technology Plan 2010 has been criticised by disability groups for not going far enough to ensure that...
11 August 2010 Don't miss Sydney's AD Roadshow
Have you registered to attend an information session about audio description yet? If vision impairment or blindness makes your experience with TV,...
10 August 2010 Don't miss Sydney's Audio Description Roadshow
Have you registered to attend an information session about audio description yet? If vision impairment or blindness makes your experience with TV,...
10 August 2010 US electronics association to develop access standards
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that it is launching a working group to develop standards for enhanced accessibility...
06 August 2010 US Senate passes comprehensive accessibility bill
The US Senate yesterday passed the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 by unanimous consent. The bill, described...
05 August 2010 Open source community and IBM help to improve web accessibility
 IBM and open-source developers such as the Open AjaxAlliance are launching a series of tools and multinational initiatives to assist developers in...
05 August 2010 New community-based website for blind and vision impaired iOS users
AppleVis is a new community-based website that focuses on news, app information and guides for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners who are blind or...
03 August 2010 IDEAL Video Magnifier app for Android now available
IDEAL Group Apps4Android, Inc. has released the new IDEAL Video Magnifier, an Android app that turns your Android smartphone into a full-colour, high...
03 August 2010 New low-cost DAISY reader app for the iPhone
The Association for the Blind of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology have announced that their new DAISY reader application for the...
03 August 2010 Don't miss out on the action: cinema, DVDs, TV and more
If vision impairment or blindness makes your experience with TV, DVDs or cinema a frustrating one, register now for a free information session...
02 August 2010 Study finds speech recognition software can create live captions for VoIP
Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has just released the results of a study it commissioned into the potential for speech recognition...
July 2010
Date Published News headline and description
30 July 2010 Massachusetts becomes the USA's most accessible state for cinema
As the USA celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, hearing and vision impaired residents of Massachusetts will...
30 July 2010 Texpo 2010 features mainstream and low cost access technologies
Mainstream or low cost access technology will feature at this year’s Texpo, an event hosted by Vision Australia that showcases the latest technology...
30 July 2010 New Kindle has improved accessibility features
The new Amazon Kindle e-book reader has been released for pre-order in the United States and has a number of improved accessibility features...
30 July 2010 New Kindle has improved accessibility features
The new Amazon Kindle e-book reader has been released for pre-order in the United States and has a number of improved accessibility features...

Pages