At the end of October, the Department of Communications released the technical report prepared by the ABC. The report was keenly anticipated by blind and vision impaired TV viewers who want Australia to join the US, the UK, New Zealand and many other countries in having a permanent audio description service on television.
Prior to the federal election, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy stated that, once the report was released, it would hold discussions with consumer groups, the ABC, the Australian Communications and Media Authority and other stakeholders about the practicalities of introducing a regular audio description service. Media Access Australia is calling on the new government to stand by this commitment.
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