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May 2010
Date Published News headline and description
21 May 2010 Leading e-textbook provider increases accessibility features
VitalSource Technologies Inc ., a company located in the US that specialises in physical and digital services in the book industry, has just...
21 May 2010 Researcher receives award for using social media to support the education of people with disabilities
Yesterday the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, announced Dr Denise Wood as the inaugural winner of the Telstra-TJA...
20 May 2010 Researcher receives award for using social media to support the education of people with disabilities
 Yesterday the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, announced Dr Denise Wood as the inaugural winner of the Telstra-TJA...
19 May 2010 Guidelines for describing images in the sciences and engineering
The National Centre for Accessible Media (NCAM) in the US has published guidelines for describing images in Science, Technology, Engineering and...
19 May 2010 Latest figures on audio described DVDs - May 2010
Audio described DVD titles on new release shelves during the month of May 2010 stand at 29% of all titles. 
18 May 2010 Video shows state of online captioning in the US
Spreety TV is an American website which provides a guide to all the TV shows which have been made available for viewing online by the networks there...
13 May 2010 Accessibility training provider to live caption webinars
 Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), a provider of online training in accessibility-related topics, has announced that all of its fee-...
12 May 2010 Google has an accessible new look and new features
Google has considered access in the recent updates to the look and feel of its interface and the addition of left-hand navigation on the results...
11 May 2010 A new style of audio description under discussion
Next Wednesday, 19 May, an expert panel at the City University London will discuss a new style of audio description (AD) which has recently been...
10 May 2010 Another cinema access decision in the USA
A Washington State court has now added a decision to a growing number confirming that the provision of captioned access to movies is required under...
10 May 2010 Australasian firm ensures accessible accounting
Accomplish Ltd has released version 15 of its CashManager accounting software, which is very accessible to blind people using assistive technology...
07 May 2010 Macquarie University Accessibility Unit in the spotlight
The work of Macquarie University’s Accessibility Unit has been featured in an article, ‘Clearing a path to learning’, in the Sydney Morning Herald...
06 May 2010 Free web accessibility evaluation tools move towards WCAG 2.0
Media Access Australia recently conducted an audit of free web accessibility evaluation tools and found that two tools support the Web Content...
06 May 2010 US bill introduced to update Communications Act accessibility
US Senators Mark Pryor and John Kerry have introduced the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act (S. 3304). The measure is a major step...
05 May 2010 British Internet TV project outlines access issues
Project Canvas is a proposed joint venture between the BBC and other stakeholders to develop an open Internet-connected TV platform and associated...
04 May 2010 Audio description increasing on DVDs in the USA
Audio description (AD) is gaining momentum in the USA with 13 DVDs released to the Region 1 market with AD so far in 2010. 
04 May 2010 Android product releases leading to greater access
Google, the world's largest search provider, looks set to achieve greater market share in the mobile market with its Android operating system being...
03 May 2010 Captioned online game shows government support for WCAG 2.0
The Federal Attorney-General's Department has released an online game teaching kids about the 000 emergency number with closed captions,...
03 May 2010 Android product releases lead to greater access
Google, the world’s largest search provider, looks set to achieve greater market share in the mobile market with its Android operating system being...
03 May 2010 Cinema access court decision in USA breaks down barriers
In a complex legal decision in Arizona, the door has been opened for a negotiated deal that will make closed captioning and audio description more...

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