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July 2010
Date Published News headline and description
08 July 2010 2010 Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards entries now open
Entries for the 2010 Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards are now open. Organised by The Australian Domain Name Administrator (...
08 July 2010 2010 Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards - entries now open
Entries for the 2010 Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards are now open. Organised by The Australian Domain Name Administrator (...
08 July 2010 Access conference program revealed
The bi-annual Languages and Media Conference will be held in Berlin in October 2010.  The conference program is now available on the Languages and...
07 July 2010 Audio description conference offers virtual registration
The American Council of the Blind is hosting an audio description conference from 12-14 July.  The physical conference is in Florida, but there is a...
07 July 2010 Accessible CAPTCHA solution released
Developers Samuel Sirois and Denis Boudreau have launched DISTCHA, an accessible CAPTCHA that determines if you are a human by asking you to slide...
06 July 2010 Conference looks at the 'digital divide'
Last week saw the inaugural National Conference and Consumer Summit run by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).  The...
05 July 2010 Free PDF Accessibility Checker tool now available for Windows
The Swiss-based Access for All Foundation has released a free PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC) tool for the Windows platform.
05 July 2010 Free accessible iPhone app turns documents into text
People who are blind or vision impaired will now have access to a free iPhone application that allows them to take a picture of a document and...
05 July 2010 Free PDF Accessibility Checker tool now available for Windows
The Swiss-based Access for All Foundation has released a free PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC) tool for the Windows platform.
02 July 2010 YouTube identifies caption suppliers that are 'YouTube Ready'
YouTube, in conjunction with the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) in the US, has introduced a program to identify companies able to...
01 July 2010 American unis cautioned against inaccessible eBook readers
On Tuesday the US Justice and Education departments have written a letter voicing concerns that some universities are using devices that don’t meet...
01 July 2010 ACMA finds TCN Nine breached caption obligations
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that TCN Nine breached its captioning obligations under the Broadcasting...
01 July 2010 Channel 4 in the UK announces 100% captioning
In the wake of its announcement that it will be increasing audio description (AD) to 20% of programming on all of its channels, Channel 4 has...
June 2010
Date Published News headline and description
30 June 2010 Australian government releases adoption and implementation strategy for WCAG 2.0
Today, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) released The Australian Government’s adoption and implementation of Web...
30 June 2010 New Google Chrome extension magnifies selected text
People who are vision impaired will now be able to use a new extension that magnifies any selected text in Google Chrome.
30 June 2010 Mildura becomes the first region to switch off analog TV
Mildura/Sunraysia in Victoria today became the first region in Australia to go digital-only, when the analog service was switched off at 9am.
29 June 2010 Audio described YouTube clip of Disney Resort's access devices
Orlando Attractions Magazine has posted a YouTube clip about the new Disney audio description service.  
29 June 2010 Deaf Australia National Conference call for papers
Deaf Australia has put out a call for papers for its 2nd major National Conference to be held in Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, from 13...
28 June 2010 Channel 4 announces audio description increase
Channel 4 in the UK has announced that it will increase audio description (AD) to 20% of all programming on the channels it owns, including Channel 4...
28 June 2010 First mobile application for captioning telephone calls
The first mobile application for captioning telephone calls is now available to US residents from the iPhone App Store.

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