Media Access Report 13

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MEDIA ACCESS NEWS

Government releases Media Access Report

FCC reminds broadcasters about accessible emergency announcements

Amazon Kindle now shipping to Australia

USdigital mobile TV standard includes access

UKbreaks world record for most people at AD performance

Canadian audio description to expand

UKbreaks world record for most people at AD performance

Accessibility a priority for UK digital services

Thunder and Lightning: an accessibility story from Kenya
Planet Read receives major boost

American study finds barriers to broadband adoption for disabled and seniors

            American disability group has world’s largest captioned billboard

            New Web Captioned Telephony Trial

Canadian access consultants undertake major access review

Ofcom releases third quarter access report 

Japanese develop translation glasses

Media Access Australia’s Audio Description Infoline

ONLINE MEDIA

Access on social media

US Government seeks disability input on broadband plan

HSBC to follow web access standards after US settlement
Blind iPhone users discover additional iPhone features in recent refresh

Google Android offers EyesFree dialing

W3C launches updated website

Apple announces new Snow Leopard accessibility features

New plug-in for MS Word improves PDF accessibility

IBM creates software to improve mobile web accessibility

NCAM creates guidelines for iTunes access

Google creates centralised accessibility portal

Access in sight for US broadband

US blind gamer sues for online game access

Google announces. YouTube automated captions

VIDEO ON DEMAND

BBC iPlayer significantly increases audio description content

Digital video the new access frontier

FREE-TO-AIR TELEVISION

ACMA finds that NBN breached captioning regulations

Free-to-air captioning complaints

Consultation on captioning and program standards on digital multi-channels announced

SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION

ASTRA requests delay in caption exemption decision

EDUCATION

MAA launches education DVD database

Education conference highlights access issues

AD in education website launched

DVDs

            Sony US commits to audio described DVDs

Access on new release DVDs

CINEMA

Major cinema chains apply for access complaint exemption
Bollywood Audio Description Project

Indian film festival includes access

UKaccessible movies for schools week
First accessible 3D movie for UK audiences

Audio description and captioning in Australian cinemas

 


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