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July 2011
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22 July 2011 Access to telecommunications review launched
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has launched an inquiry into access to telecommunications services which include...
08 July 2011 Victorian Government releases access guidelines for colour blindness
The Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development has developed guidelines to improve access to visual materials for people with colour...
07 July 2011 Convergence Review Emerging Issues Paper released
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has released an Emerging Issues Paper as part of the Commonwealth...
05 July 2011 WA Government announces WCAG implementation timelines
The State Government of Western Australia has formally announced that it will aim to achieve WCAG 2.0 ‘A’ or ‘AA’ compliance by the end of 2013...
June 2011
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17 June 2011 Submissions to the Convergence Review Framing Paper released
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has published submissions received on the Convergence Review Framing...
May 2011
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31 May 2011 Media Access Review progress page launched
Today Media Access Australia launched a new webpage in our Research and Policy section detailing the progress which has so far been made on the Media...
30 May 2011 Australian Government seeks Senior Web Accessibility Policy Officer
The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is advertising for an Executive Level 1 – Senior Web Accessibility Policy Officer.
24 May 2011 Australian government’s web accessibility efforts recognised through award
The Australian Government Information Management Organisation (AGIMO) is a recipient of Vision Australia's 2011 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ for...
16 May 2011 Government issues audio description trial correction
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has issued a statement correcting a misprint in the final report of the...
March 2011
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11 March 2011 iVote to enable blind and vision impaired people to cast secret vote online
The NSW Electoral Commission will use an online and telephone system in the upcoming state election called iVote for people who are blind or vision...
04 March 2011 Caption levels on the new commercial digital channels
Media Access Australia recently conducted a survey of captioning on the commercial digital multichannels (7Mate, 7Two, GO!, Gem, Eleven and One HD),...
02 March 2011 Government announces the Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) today released the Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review. The...
February 2011
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22 February 2011 Government review of disability standards in education
Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, has released a discussion paper which encourages people to contribute to the Review into Disability...
18 February 2011 Policy on trials of 3DTV and emerging TV technologies announced
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released its response to the discussion paper, ‘Temporary trials of 3DTV and other...
December 2010
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03 December 2010 Government to 'immediately' move to improve access to media
Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy, today released the ‘Investigation into access to electronic media...
September 2010
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20 September 2010 Australian Human Rights Commission rejects subscription TV caption exemption application
The Australian Human Rights Commission (the AHRC) has refused an application for exemption under section 55 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992...
May 2010
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26 May 2010 Senator Ludlum asks the ABC and SBS about access in Senate Estimates
In Senate Budget Estimates Hearings on Monday, Greens Senator Scott Ludlum asked the ABC and SBS questions about funding access.  Senator Ludlum...
April 2010
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19 April 2010 Human Rights Commission releases submissions to the subscription television exemption application
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released submissions to the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association’s (ASTRA)...

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