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March 2010
Date Published News headline and description
26 March 2010 American access organisation conducts caption quality survey
The WGBH Access Center is conducting an online survey about caption errors in live news broadcasts.
25 March 2010 Blind Citizens Australia ramps up cinema access campaign
Peak blind and vision impaired consumer organisation Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) has turned up the volume on its push to expand the number of...
25 March 2010 The benefits of inclusive education
Two American academics, Leslie Soodak and Elisabeth Erwin, argue that for inclusive education to work properly it has to be more than placing...
24 March 2010 YouTube accessible interface alternative now available
The YouTube website has often been criticised in disability circles for its accessibility issues, namely its lack of keyboard control of videos and...
24 March 2010 Technology promises a better deal for deaf students
Hearing impaired students at LaSalle Catholic College, Bankstown, experienced the benefits of Australia’s first Model Classroom designed to maximise...
23 March 2010 Popular accessibility book now freely available online
 If you are looking for a resource that talks about accessibility in user-centred design (UCD) and gives practical advice about including people with...
22 March 2010 NCAM's guide to digital cinema access
Major American access organisation, the National Center for Accessible Media (part of WGBH), has posted a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (...
19 March 2010 Apple confirms VoiceOver will dictate e-books
Apple has confirmed that VoiceOver, an integrated accessibility tool that uses text-to-speech technology to help vision impaired users use the iPad,...
18 March 2010 VEA and Classroom Video caption new range of DVDs for 2010
Video Education Australia (VEA) and Classroom Video have captioned a number of new DVDs as part of their commitment to accessible education resources...
17 March 2010 Ai-Media acquires stenocaptioning company
Australian access supplier Ai-Media today announced that it has expanded its captioning resources by acquiring the specialist service provider...
17 March 2010 FCC releases broadband plan for the US
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US communications regulator, has released its National Broadband Plan for the US. The plan revolves...
16 March 2010 New digital captioning system being unveiled at Show West
Digital cinema supplier Doremi is introducing a new closed caption viewing system at the Show West trade show in Las Vegas, USA, this week. 
15 March 2010 Mozilla and PCF announce the 'Collaborative Subtitling Design Challenge'
Mozilla Labs, creator of the popular Firefox web browser, and the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) have announced the ‘Collaborative Subtitling...
12 March 2010 Microsoft implements Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for upcoming SharePoint 2010 release
In a recent blog post on the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog, Tim McConnell, Program Manager on the SharePoint Foundation team, reaffirmed Microsoft’s...
11 March 2010 FCC Chair outlines disability approaches
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hosted an event in Washington DC on 10 March 2010 covering the issue of broadband access for people...
11 March 2010 IBM supports research to make mobile devices more accessible
IBM, in collaboration with India's National Institute of Design and the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, is...
10 March 2010 Reading Rockets encourages captions for diverse learners
Reading Rockets is a United States government funded program that is part of a public community television station. Its mission is to help parents,...
10 March 2010 DBCDE releases submissions to the Media Access Review Discussion Report
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has released submissions to the Media Access Review Discussion Report.
10 March 2010 Airing tonight at 8pm: ABC TV's New Inventors Access and Ability special
Three inventions to help disabled people are featured in a special edition of the ABC1 television program The New Inventors screening tonight, 10...
09 March 2010 Korean government actively implements accessibility guidelines
HiSoftware Inc., a provider of web content and social media compliance solutions, and Korean distributor Trust Line Information and Communications Co...

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