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June 2010
Date Published News headline and description
08 June 2010 New iPhone 4, new accessibility features
Apple unveiled even more accessibility features for iPhone users when earlier today Steve Jobs revealed the much anticipated iPhone 4 in his keynote...
07 June 2010 DBCDE releases report on multichannels
On 3 June, Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, released the ‘Content and Access: The future of...
04 June 2010 Pioneer of audio description in Australia honoured
John Simpson, the manager of Vision Australia 's audio description (AD) services, has been honoured with the Print Disability Lifetime Achievement...
03 June 2010 Ofcom releases first quarter access report
Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, has released its first quarterly report on the provision of access services on television for 2010 covering...
02 June 2010 Ofcom reports on assisted living technologies for older and disabled people
Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, has commissioned a report on the potential impact of assisted living technologies (ALTs) on the social...
02 June 2010 Jetstar to rent out iPads for inflight entertainment
Jetstar has confirmed that it will be running a trial program that allows passengers to rent an iPad for $10. The iPad will contain movies, TV shows...
01 June 2010 Emirates' inflight entertainment wins award
Emirates has won the World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment award for the sixth year running at the 2010 Skytrax World Airline Awards.  
May 2010
Date Published News headline and description
31 May 2010 Major American Audio Description Conference announced
The American Council of the Blind is hosting its annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona in July. As part of this, the Audio Description Project is...
28 May 2010 Apple's accessible iPad launched in Australia
Crowds of people outside the Sydney Apple store brought the surrounding areas to a standstill this morning as the eagerly awaited and highly...
27 May 2010 New research makes Rock Band accessible
New research from the University of California Santa Cruz in the US allows people who are blind or vision impaired to join their friends in playing...
26 May 2010 New caption software program ideal for public spaces
The USA’s Computer Prompting and Captioning Company (CPC) has released a high definition closed caption video player to the market called MacCaption...
26 May 2010 DVDs celebrate Deaf students' success
Griffith University has produced a set of four DVDs, Signs of Success, which look at the experiences and achievements of Deaf and hearing impaired...
26 May 2010 Senator Ludlum asks the ABC and SBS about access in Senate Estimates
In Senate Budget Estimates Hearings on Monday, Greens Senator Scott Ludlum asked the ABC and SBS questions about funding access.  Senator Ludlum...
25 May 2010 Game Accessibility Day 2010
Game accessibility enthusiasts will converge today in Boston, Massachusetts to attend the annual Game Accessibility Day, held as part of the Games...
25 May 2010 Game Accessibility Day 2010
Game accessibility enthusiasts will converge today in Boston, Massachusetts to attend the annual Game Accessibility Day, held as part of the Games...
24 May 2010 Building resilience in Deaf and hearing impaired students
EDSA (Educators of Deaf Students Association) and the Deafness Centre, Children's Hospital Westmead, hosted a conference last week entitled ‘Building...
24 May 2010 London 2012 Olympics supports access for online video
The story of Wenlock and Mandeville - the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics mascots respectively -  can now be viewed online as an audio...
21 May 2010 Office 2010 introduces inbuilt Accessibility Checker
The new Microsoft Office 2010, due for release to the general public next month, includes an inbuilt Accessibility Checker that tests common...
21 May 2010 Auckland hosts round table on access
The Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities is holding a conference in Auckland from 23 to 25 May to promote the needs...
21 May 2010 Audio described theatre at Perth Theatre Trust venues
AEG Ogden (Perth) Pty Ltd, venue manager for the Perth Theatre Trust venues, has introduced a new audio description service at His Majesty's Theatre...

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