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July 2017
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10 July 2017 PCWA web access course wins top honour
The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA) web and digital access course has been officially praised for ‘Educational Achievement’ as...
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...
June 2016
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16 June 2016 Curtin University receives grant to investigate the impact of mobile apps on people with a disability
An investigation by researchers at Curtin University into how mobile apps can support individuals with a disability has been awarded the 2016 Dr...
09 June 2016 PCWA online course aims to promote accessibility
Inclusion and accessibility are hot topics that impact on the daily lives of around 25% of the population who have a disability or impairment. And...
March 2016
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18 March 2016 Using captions for children’s literacy in any language
Captions are not just essential for Deaf and hearing impaired people. Their power to assist literacy, especially in developing countries, has been...
December 2015
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23 December 2015 The most popular accessibility stories of 2015
As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the most popular articles and events regarding consumer accessibility across the web,...
September 2015
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11 September 2015 CAP THAT! recap
In June 2015, we launched our annual CAP THAT! campaign with a simple message: turn the captions on when watching video content in class. This year...
August 2015
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26 August 2015 Several hundred million reasons captions boost literacy
The use of captions to help with literacy is supported by a range of studies and approaches. As we approach National Literacy and Numeracy Week and...
19 August 2015 Including captioning for excursions
The principles of CAP THAT! don’t have to stop at the school gate. There are options for including captioning as part of an excursion; it just...
13 August 2015 How does captioning help with inclusive education?
Inclusive education is an expectation for any student enrolled in a mainstream school, which is the case for the vast majority of Australian school...
04 August 2015 Parents support captions in the classroom
Parents are a key ally in providing a supported captioning experience, according to Kate Kennedy from Parents of Deaf Children (PODC), the NSW-based...
July 2015
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29 July 2015 Captioned video and transcripts – ideal access and teaching combination
For students with diverse learning needs, the use of captioned content in the classroom is the best way to gain access to context and information for...
22 July 2015 Five key captioning roles for specialist educators
Specialist education roles, such as Itinerant or Supporting Teachers of the Deaf, have a strategic and practical role in promoting the use of...
16 July 2015 Choosing captioned options is an essential first step
In many subjects, students (and teachers) have a choice about which texts or resources to study. For students who use captions, it makes sense to...
15 July 2015 Using captions to teach skills and concepts
Access and opportunity combine with the use of captioned video in the classroom to provide necessary context, as well enduring information, after the...
13 July 2015 Captioned Discovery Kids helps primary children learn
Discovery Kids is Australia’s only dedicated educational channel for primary-school aged children (5-12) and a sponsor of Media Access Australia's...
June 2015
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16 June 2015 Captioning helps ASD students
One of the identified audiences for Media Access Australia’s CAP THAT! campaign is students with diverse learning needs. This includes students who...
09 June 2015 Captions aid literacy in the classroom
Worldwide studies have identified that captions can play a vital role in improving literacy levels of students. Improving reading skills is...
03 June 2015 Captions help one third of students in the classroom
Media Access Australia’s major education campaign CAP THAT! has launched for 2015.
March 2015
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27 March 2015 Captions can help address disability education funding crisis
New data has been released showing that Australian schools are struggling to fund the educational support needs of students with a disability. For...

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