Consumer organisation launches major study on broadband access

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:56pm

The Australian Communications Consumers Action Network (ACCAN) has released a major international study looking at broadband access solutions for people with disabilities. 

The study, which was commissioned using European-based access experts, draws on a range of projects and solutions in development and operating in Europe, the US and Japan. Examples include: an animated talking face for lip reading users, a streaming solution for delivery of talking books, using broadband TV and mobile telephones for people with a reading disability, and a pedestrian navigation system for people with disabilities. A number of recommendations are included that feed into the Federal Government’s Media Access Review, National Broadband Network implementation and other initiatives.

A copy of the report in can be downloaded in PDF or Word format from the ACCAN website.


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