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May 2011
Date Published News headline and description
05 May 2011 Ofcom releases report on access to EPGs
Ofcom, the British media and communications regulator, has released a report into the accessibility of Electronic Program Guides (EPGs).
03 May 2011 Latest W3C column looks at web browser and screen reader compatibility
The latest W3C column from Media Access Australia’s Dr Scott Hollier examines 2011’s updates to web browsers and screen readers and what the best...
03 May 2011 New device assists vision impaired to understand graphics
A new prototype tablet device developed by Monash University may soon make accessing diagrams for people who are vision impaired easier.
April 2011
Date Published News headline and description
29 April 2011 The Third Annual Young Described Film Critic Contest
The American Council of the Blind and the Described and Captioned Media Program have announced their third annual contest for young people to write...
27 April 2011 US cinema chain to provide CaptiView captions
America’s third largest cinema chain, Cinemark, will install CaptiView closed caption equipment for Deaf and hearing impaired patrons in all its...
26 April 2011 Major conference discusses audio description trial on TV
The 30th anniversary Round Table Conference on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities, which will be held in May, will include a...
22 April 2011 BBC asks the question: are colourblind gamers left out?
With one in twenty men and one in two hundred women suffering from some form of colour blindness, a reporter for the BBC has asked the question: are...
21 April 2011 Enjoy this long weekend with an accessible movie
Go to the movies this Easter long weekend for some accessible entertainment. There are many films available with both captions and audio description...
20 April 2011 US industry group makes standard available for online captioning
The Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has released to the public a standard which will make it easier for captions on TV...
20 April 2011 ABC renews captioning contract with CSI
The ABC has signed a new long-term contract with Captioning and Subtitling International (CSI) to provide captioning services across its channels...
19 April 2011 Positive move toward an inclusive Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA) has emphasised its commitment to the consideration of students with special...
19 April 2011 Customise your news alerts now
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18 April 2011 New postgraduate program in inclusive design
Time is running out to apply for Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University’s new and innovative postgraduate program in Inclusive Design.
15 April 2011 W3C to launch community and business groups
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced plans to launch two new programs in May designed to make it easy for developers, users and other...
15 April 2011 Call for nominations for the Technology for Good Awards
Nominations are now open for the Technology for Good awards, based in the UK.
14 April 2011 New standard helps preserve captions on catch-up TV
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has made freely available a standard that will enable captions from broadcast TV and...
13 April 2011 New closed captioned cinema location in Sydney
Event Cinemas Top Ryde City is the latest cinema complex to introduce closed caption technology to its sessions.
13 April 2011 US company releases new 3D captioning tool
US company specialising in captioning and subtitling, CPC, has announced that its MacCaption software now has the ability to create 3D captions.
12 April 2011 Education magazine reports on accessible classroom initiative
A report about Ai-Media’s initiative Ai-Live has been published in Teacher, a national education magazine from the Australian Centre for Education...
11 April 2011 Australian Government advertises for WCAG 2.0 Content and Compliance Officers
The Department of Finance and Deregulation has posted a job advertisement for WCAG 2.0 Content and Compliance Officers.