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January 2011
Date Published News headline and description
18 January 2011 Boxee Box now supports playback of ABC iView captions
The D-Link media player Boxee Box has recently updated its firmware, and now supports the playback of captions on the ABC’s iView service.
17 January 2011 Canadian access coalition calls for 100% accessibility by 2020
The Access 2020 Coalition has sought the support of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for its new Access...
13 January 2011 Apple hosts free accessibility webinars for teachers
Apple is hosting a free series of on-demand webinars which demonstrate how Mac computers and Apple devices can be used to enrich engagement with...
12 January 2011 New Android app provides accessible onscreen keyboard
A new Android app, Touchtype, will provide Android owners who are blind or vision impaired with their first accessible onscreen keyboard, an...
12 January 2011 US access provider releases caption quality survey results
The WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) has now released the results of a survey of caption viewers who were presented with examples of...
07 January 2011 What’s new this week with accessible cinema?
Following on from the commencement of closed captioned sessions at some cinemas last week, this week sees the increase of open captioned sessions and...
06 January 2011 Audio described DVDs on the rise in USA
The Audio Description Project in the USA has reported a record count of described DVDs for 2010.
06 January 2011 Drupal 7 released with added accessibility support
Creating accessible webpages using the open source content management system Drupal is even easier after the release of a new version of Drupal on...
05 January 2011 Media accessibility – more of what's in store for Australians with a disability in 2011
What progress can Australians who are Deaf, hearing impaired, blind or vision impaired expect in access to media in 2011?
04 January 2011 Accessibility – what’s in store for Australians with a disability in 2011?
What progress can Australians who are Deaf, hearing impaired, blind or vision impaired expect in access to media in 2011?
04 January 2011 Latest news on new closed caption movie sessions
From 30 December, 2010, three Australian cinemas were to have begun closed caption screenings of movies using the new CaptiView technology.  At the...
December 2010
Date Published News headline and description
23 December 2010 Audio described movies at Perth’s Movies by Burswood
Once again, St George Bank Movies by Burswood is proud to present audio described movies at its outdoor summer movie screenings in Perth.
23 December 2010 Get ready, Gold Coast – captioned cinema is coming your way
Event Cinemas Robina will begin closed captioned movie sessions from 30 December 2010.
22 December 2010 Media Access Australia releases report on Accessible Regions Campaign
Media Access Australia today released the findings of its Accessible Regions Campaign. The campaign has found that the quality of captioning on...
22 December 2010 Get reading at Reading Cinemas, Charlestown
Captioned cinema fans will welcome not just a new captioned cinema location, but a new caption viewing device and a new cinema chain from 30 December...
22 December 2010 Closed captioned cinema on Broadway
Captioned cinema hits the big time on Broadway. Broadway in Sydney, that is. From 30 December 2010 Hoyts Cinemas Broadway will begin closed captioned...
21 December 2010 Music for the hearing impaired
Interior Design: Music for the Bionic Ear, a piece of music designed for people with hearing impairments, opens in February at the Fairfax Theatre,...
21 December 2010 The D-Link Boxee Box – good for caption users, a mixed bag for others
The much anticipated media centre Boxee Box has finally been released in Australia, promising a perfect blend of the Internet and the lounge room TV.
13 December 2010 Dragon Dictation and Search now available in Apple's Australian iTunes store
Mobile applications Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are now available for free in Apple’s Australian iTunes store. These applications allow you to...
October 2010
Date Published News headline and description
27 October 2010 US communications regulator requests caption feedback
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked the public to provide feedback on the need to revise its caption rules. This follows an earlier...