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April 2011
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01 April 2011 Apple picks up three awards at the 2010 Blind Bargain Access Awards
Apple has received three awards from the fourth Annual Blind Bargains Access Awards, where both organisations and individuals have been recognised...
March 2011
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31 March 2011 Latest Google Chrome (Beta) has voice-to-text capabilities
Google has announced that the latest version of Google Chrome (Beta) now has voice-to-text capabilities, a feature that will ultimately enable users...
31 March 2011 W3C talks accessibility in report on web and television convergence
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) held its Second Web and TV Workshop in February, where key priorities about web and TV convergence were discussed.
31 March 2011 Captioned video files now supported in PowerPoint
Two new Microsoft Office 2010 Accessibility Add-ins have been released, one to add closed captions to video and audio files included in a PowerPoint...
30 March 2011 Senate backs classroom captioning
The Senate this week came out in support of funding for new technologies that will benefit students who are Deaf and hearing impaired as well as...
29 March 2011 Deaf entrepreneur wins American leadership award
Catharine McNally, a co-founder of Keen Guides, has been awarded one of two Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards for 2011 by the American Association of...
28 March 2011 US court rules that football games must be fully captioned
American football team the Washington Redskins are now required to caption all game content broadcast over public address systems, including song...
25 March 2011 Firefox 4 released with improved accessibility
Mozilla has released a significant upgrade to its web browser with Firefox 4.
25 March 2011 Apple iPad 2 launches in Australia today
The Apple iPad 2 will be launched in Australia at 5pm AEDT this afternoon.
24 March 2011 Adobe ‘Project Wallaby’ converts Flash into HTML
Adobe Labs has released an experimental technology designed to convert Flash animation files into HTML, potentially improving their accessibility.
24 March 2011 Independent auditor to oversee Nine Network’s captioning
The Nine Network has appointed an independent auditor to oversee captioning on its stations TCN and NBN. This follows two instances where the...
21 March 2011 Welcome to our new website
We have now launched our new website merging our previous sites, and 
17 March 2011 US research project aims to improve captions on mobile devices
American access organisation National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) has begun a major research project to address access issues relating to...
14 March 2011 New cinema caption eyewear being trialled in the USA
Equipment manufacturers in the USA are developing a new caption viewing system to compete in the developing market for closed captions.
08 March 2011 New version of NVDA released
A new version of the free and open source screen reader NVDA for Microsoft Windows was released today.
08 March 2011 ‘Media Watch’ puts the spotlight on poor captioning
Last night’s episode of Media Watch on the ABC looked at the state of news captioning on Australian television, and found that all too often the...
07 March 2011 US communications regulator proposes new rules for audio description
On 3 March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a ‘Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’ which outlines how it intends to reinstate audio...
07 March 2011 US access group calls for end to caption exemptions
The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging that television be...
07 March 2011 UK charity RNIB launches campaign for book accessibility
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched an online campaign to raise awareness of the large number of books that are...
04 March 2011 Mobile Accessibility app comes to Android
The release of Mobile Accessibility, a screen access application designed to help people who are blind or vision impaired to use an Android, has...