NZ audio description trial to start in March

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Monday, 21 February 2011 09:41am

A trial of audio description on New Zealand television will commence on 1 March with audio described episodes of Coronation Street.

The audio description, which is funded by NZ On Air, will be accessible to owners of Freeview HD and Freeview Satellite set-top boxes, and can be recorded by viewers.

The Australian Government’s Media Access Review has proposed a trial of audio description on ABC1 in the second half of 2011, subject to funding approval.

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