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April 2010
Date Published News headline and description
16 April 2010 Human Rights Commission says no to cinemas
In a decision announced this morning, the Australian Human Rights Commission has decided not to grantthe temporary exemption application from the...
15 April 2010 RNIB empowers blind and vision impaired Windows users through new book
The UK's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has published a new book, Windows 7 and Vista Explained, a guide for users of Windows 7 and...
15 April 2010 Universal Subtitles project brings volunteers together to caption online video
  A new project titled Universal Subtitles has been launched to provide a Wikipedia-like centralised resource to make it easy for volunteers to...
14 April 2010 Specialist masters programs for access reflect a fast growing industry
 The University of Surrey in the UK has two masters programs dedicated to a qualification that prepares graduates to work in both the practical and...
14 April 2010 US cinema access now includes autism needs
GMC cinemas in the US now run special screenings for children with autism. The screenings have the sound turned down and the lights on and allow the...
13 April 2010 Adobe Creative Suite 5 updates Dreamweaver accessibility
Adobe released Adobe Creative Suite 5 today and with it comes a new version of Adobe Dreamweaver, CS5, that includes new features to assist with...
13 April 2010 The new Opera Mini iPhone app disappoints on accessibility
It is with great disappointment that upon downloading the fastest web browser for the iPhone, the highly anticipated Opera Mini, we find that neither...
13 April 2010 Microsoft release Visual Studio 2010 RTM with improved access features
Microsoft has released to manufacturer (RTM) a new version of their flagship development software suite Visual Studio 2010. The new product contains...
12 April 2010 Sydney's Biennale will include AD guided tours
This year’s Biennale, Australia’s largest visual arts event, runs from 12 May to 1 August 2010. A feature of the event is the Lord Mayor Community...
09 April 2010 Media Access Australia reviews the access features of the new Apple iPad
The Apple iPad is the most talked about new media device launched recently. It seems that everyone wants one, including current owners of the quite...
08 April 2010 Ofcom reports on accessibility of UK electronic program guides
Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has published a report detailing the access features available on electronic program guides (EPGs) for...
07 April 2010 American project develops standards for accessible education software
A three-year project funded by the National Science Program, and carried out by the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM), has developed...
06 April 2010 iPad US release sparks discussion on accessibility features
The Apple iPad has now been released in the US, and a CNET hands-on review, which looks at its accessibility features, has been published online.
06 April 2010 Americans seek accessible flight entertainment
The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) has sent a letter to the Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seeking an extension of the...
01 April 2010 Spanish film festival in Melbourne shows captioned movies
The La Mirada Film Festival is presenting captioned screenings for two movies in its festival at Federation Square in Melbourne. The program is guest...
01 April 2010 Draft National Curriculum offers chance to champion access
Educators, parents, students and the general public are reminded that comments and feedback for the draft National Curriculum from Kindergarten to...
March 2010
Date Published News headline and description
31 March 2010 ABC's iView now has captions
From today, all primetime ABC1 and ABC2 programs available on the iView player can be watched with captions. The captions are in a very readable font...
29 March 2010 Adobe plans major upgrades to accessibility support in Flash Player
Adobe has announced that future upgrades to accessibility support in Adobe Flash Player will enhance accessibility across the three major operating...
29 March 2010 Captions commence on ABC's iView player
From Tuesday 30 March, all ABC1 and ABC2 programs available via the ABC’s iView player will have captions.
29 March 2010 Blackboard and NFB improve access to popular education software
Blackboard Learn, an online learning platform used by tertiary institutions in Australia, has recently undergone an accessibility facelift due to the...

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