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September 2017
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21 September 2017 Media Access Australia is expanding our mission!
After many years advocating for digital inclusion along with auditing and remediating web and digital content so that it is accessible to people with...
August 2017
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25 August 2017 ACMA launches two new captioning videos
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has created two new videos in order to widen the knowledge of people who are Deaf and...
July 2017
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10 July 2017 Legal win for Deaf couple against hospital with ineffective communication
A high-profile hospital in Texas has settled a lawsuit which alleged that their communications for Deaf patients were ineffective, in a landmark...
June 2017
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21 June 2017 ACMA releases review of captioning rules
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has just released the final report into its statutory review of captioning rules. While ACMA...
06 June 2017 Be part of 24 hours of inclusive design
A free 24-hour online community event on accessibility is being staged on 9 June 2017 by The Paciello Group – one the world’s leading Assistive...
May 2017
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25 May 2017 Five tips for teachers of students with hearing impairment
So you’ve started a new term this year and you’ve discovered that one (or perhaps more) of your students has a hearing impairment or doesn't have...
25 May 2017 Free captioning and description editing tool launched
The National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) in the USA has just launched CADET (Caption and Description Editing Tool) which was previously only...
22 May 2017 4 leading Startups in the Deaf and hearing-impaired space
1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss including around 30,000 Deaf Auslan users with total hearing loss, according to the Australian...
09 May 2017 Ava app makes group conversations accessible
For those with hearing disability, simple dinner table group conversations can be pretty painful to stay on top of. However, the Ava app aims to...
March 2017
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07 March 2017 New Australian app for A.T. users to better equip themselves
A new consumer app is helping Australians with disabilities to identify the range of Assistive Technology (AT) equipment and technology options...
02 March 2017 Design-a-thon event showcased innovative thinking
The recent Enabled Design-a-thon event was held in Sydney on 25-26 February 2017 with two Media Access Australia accessibility specialists taking...
January 2017
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03 January 2017 High compliance in TV captioning during FY 2015–16… but more needs to be done.
At last, some good news on the captioning front. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) reported in late December 2016 of a high...
December 2016
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13 December 2016 Riverside Theatres present accessible movies
Riverside Theatres in Parramatta are staging a large number of accessible screenings of a variety of popular films including the latest releases,...
08 December 2016 Disability is a mainstream issue
Media Access Australia (MAA) advocates for all people living with disability. New CEO, Dr Manisha Amin, believes that disability is a mainstream...
06 December 2016 Submissions wanted for Government inquiry into hearing health and wellbeing
The Australian Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport is going to be considering the social and economic impacts of...
October 2016
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24 October 2016 What day-to-day challenge would you like solved by technology?
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) in conjunction with Microsoft Australia, and with accessibility support from Media Access Australia, is...
September 2016
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14 September 2016 New ‘Affordable Access’ project promotes low cost accessible technology
Media Access Australia (MAA), in conjunction with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), is pleased to announce the launch of...
August 2016
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18 August 2016 Dances With Words
Hearing impairment and Parkour probably aren’t concepts that many people immediately group together, but a new Sydney Opera House production combines...
04 August 2016 Ai-Media wins captioning contract for ‘BBC Worldwide ANZ’
Ai-Media has been given a contract renewal to provide broadcast captioning for BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) for a further three...
02 August 2016 Accessibility in the workplace has widespread benefits
Almost half of all EU citizens living with a disability are unemployed, a new study commissioned by Microsoft has revealed. As people increasingly...

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