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June 2010
Date Published News headline and description
25 June 2010 Multichannel Review legislation passed
Yesterday, 24 June, Parliament passed the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010 (Cth), to bring into law the...
25 June 2010 Bookings to close for Perth audio described theatre performance
The opportunity to purchase tickets for Onward Production's presentation of Lovebites with audio description will close on Wednesday 30 June.
24 June 2010 School captioning solution wins 'New Inventors'
Australian access company Ai-Media triumphed on the ABC’s New Inventors television program last night with its Ai-Live school captioning solution. ...
22 June 2010 Audio Described tour at Sydney's Royal Botanical Gardens
The third and final accessible tour event of the 17th Biennale of Sydney takes place in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens on Sunday 11 July at 1pm.
22 June 2010 Live classroom captioning to be showcased on 'New Inventors'
On Wednesday 23 June at 8pm, Ai-Media’s new access solution Ai-Live will be showcased on ABC1’s New Inventors. Ai-Live is groundbreaking as it...
22 June 2010 Push for more captioned online videos in the US
In the US, media companies are working to increase the transfer of closed captioning of TV programs made available online, a move that will increase...
22 June 2010 Accessible Kindle becomes significantly more affordable
Amazon has significantly dropped the price of its Kindle e-book reader to US$189 (AU$218), improving the affordability of the accessible e-book...
22 June 2010 iOS 4 has arrived with new accessibility features
Apple has just released the much anticipated update to its iPhone operating system, iOS 4, which includes additional accessibility features as well...
16 June 2010 Disney extends its access services in Florida theme parks
Disney has announced plans to unveil audio description for its outdoor theme parks, as it currently does for more than 30 narrated indoor...
16 June 2010 Office 2010 released today with added accessibility features
Microsoft Office 2010 is available worldwide at both online and retail stores from today and includes accessibility features previously unseen in...
16 June 2010 Corrections to Universal audio described DVDs
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released two titles to the market that incorrectly state their audio description access.
15 June 2010 Audio described Biennale tour of Cockatoo Island
At 2pm on Sunday 20 June, Cockatoo Island will host audio described tours of the Biennale artworks as part of a series of Lord Mayor Community...
15 June 2010 New Apple patent makes accessing closed captions easier
A new Apple patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office last Friday reveals that Apple is likely to add new features that...
15 June 2010 UK regulator hedges on AD increase
Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has decided not to make a recommendation on whether the audio description (AD) quota on television should be...
11 June 2010 Blind Citizens Australia launches new accessible website
  Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) has launched a new website designed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0...
11 June 2010 Major cinema chains offer access in over 130 cinemas
The four major cinema chains of Hoyts, Village, Greater Union Birch Carroll & Coyle and Reading Cinemas have made an offer about improving...
11 June 2010 Human Rights Commission requests further information on subscription TV captioning
The Human Rights Commission is currently considering an application from the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) for an...
09 June 2010 DVD distributors, Deafness Forum and MAA meet to discuss captioning
On 27 May Media Access Australia (MAA) and the Deafness Forum of Australia participated in a meeting convened by the Australian Visual Software...
09 June 2010 YouTube adds feature to view caption transcripts
YouTube has added another feature that allows users to view and interact with a transcript of captions that is generated from any YouTube video that...
08 June 2010 New Safari 5 web browser supports HTML 5 closed captions
Apple has released the new Safari 5 web browser which supports HTML 5 closed caption video, a full-screen video playback mode and a 130% speed...

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