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February 2010
Date Published News headline and description
01 February 2010 UK centre uses technology to help intellectual disability
The Rix Centre, based at the University of East London, is running a project called Click Start to provide accessible online information for people...
01 February 2010 ACCAN's Independent Grants Scheme
As part of its agreement with the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), the Australian Communications Consumer...
January 2010
Date Published News headline and description
28 January 2010 Apple iPad launched with iPhone-like accessibility features
Apple has announced the launch of its latest handheld device called the Apple iPad, a touch screen device that functions like an iPhone but is the...
25 January 2010 Cost effective interactive white board solution has access benefits
The US-based PR Newswire has reported on a new interactive whiteboard innovation by Epson that will cut costs for schools significantly and offer...
20 January 2010 South Korea moves towards web accessibility
The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security will begin a web accessibility standards survey of 1,000 frequently used websites...
19 January 2010 Media Access Australia launches Twitter feed
Today marks the launch of Media Access Australia's Twitter Feed. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its...
18 January 2010 Progress in Arizona movie access litigation
The Arizona Attorney General’s Department has sued the Harkins Theater Chain for not providing captions and audio description for its movies in...
18 January 2010 Skype becomes accessible on the iPhone 3GS
A number of iPhone users are reporting that the latest version of Skype for the iPhone 3GS has been updated to work with VoiceOver, the text-to-...
15 January 2010 Dragon Age declared most accessible mainstream game of 2009
AbleGamers, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the inclusion of accessibility in video games, has declared Dragon Age: Origins...
14 January 2010 Captioning and audio description at Cowboys Stadium
Mobile captioning, audio description in English and Spanish, and assistive listening are part of a new service now available to guests at the...
12 January 2010 DVD distributors confirm their commitment to access
The Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA), representing the home entertainment film and TV industry, has announced that all...
12 January 2010 British firm develops the first accessible set-top box
The British firm Ocean Blue Software, in collaboration with ST Microelectronics, TW Electronics and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (...
08 January 2010 Kurzweil to release free interactive Blio e-reader with access features
Kurzweil, best known for its development of SMS on mobile phones and assistive technology products, will release a free PC e-reader application...
08 January 2010 Human Rights Commission requests further information from cinemas
The Australian Human Rights Commission is currently assessing an application from Hoyts, Greater Union, Village and Reading cinemas for a temporary...
08 January 2010 Kurzweil to release free interactive Blio e-reader with access features
Kurzweil, best known for its development of SMS on mobile phones and assistive technology products, will release a free PC e-reader application...
07 January 2010 DAISY player now available on the iPhone
The Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) format, generally used for the creation and distribution of audio books for people who are blind...
05 January 2010 EU promises universal access for users with disabilities
In December 2009, the European Parliament passed a directive to specifically address the needs of users with disabilities in electronic...
05 January 2010 PBS launches captioned online video for preschoolers
PBS, the US public service broadcaster, has launched a captioned online video player on its new site pbskids.org, targeted at children two to five...
December 2009
Date Published News headline and description
21 December 2009 UK sets further steps for Video On Demand access
Ofcom, the UK broadcast regulator, has set out further conditions for industry providing access for vision impaired and hearing impaired people...
18 December 2009 New challenges ahead for an accessible web
As the end of the year approaches, it is worth considering the strides that have been made in making the web accessible to all. Only recently Media...

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