Australian policy and legislation

ACMA asks for feedback on caption quality

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a discussion paper entitled ‘Review of the Television Captioning Standard’, and is requesting comments on it from interested parties.

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Audio description on iview now available on desktops

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The trial of audio description on the ABC’s online iview service which commenced in April has now been extended to desktop computers.

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Digital Gap pushes for change by 2017

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The call for improvement to digital accessibility for people with disabilities moved to Parliament House in Canberra with a call for significant change to happen by 2017, which is the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.

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ACCAN launches campaign for online caption quality

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The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has formed an alliance of organisations which is calling for online videos to be provided with accurate, readable captions.

YouTube auto-caption for Tony Abbott reads "things like the big butts well we want to carefully look". Image credit: ACCAN via Facebook


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Call to caption parliament

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The Federal Parliament is improving its accessibility to people with disabilities. This includes its digital presence through its website and online services. It also provides streaming video services of the House of Representatives, the Senate, Federation Chamber and various committees when they are in session.

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Be involved with Print Disability Round Table 2016

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Information access for people with print disabilities is an expanding and evolving area for development of services, advocacy and promotion. This includes different formats (such as large print, braille, e-text), services (through education, government, libraries and websites) and types of access (such as tablets, mobile phones, laptops, televisions and specialist devices).

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Live captioning bonanza captured by ACMA

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) held a day-long event in September dedicated to live captioning issues as part of its Citizen Conversation Series.

Alex Varley, Chief Executive Officer, Media Access Australia presenting at the ACMA Citizen Conversation on live captioning. Image credit: Highlights from ‘Live captioning: let’s talk’, part of the Citizen Conversation series


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Digital Gap Initiative invites you to Parliament

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The Federal Parliament will be the venue for a major accessibility event showcasing developments and issues in digital accessibility.

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Digital Inclusion Index measures access in Australia

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A new Melbourne-based research project has launched with the aim of discovering the reach of digital inclusion in Australia.

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Looking forward with access at BCA

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Media Access Australia’s Director of Digital Accessibility, Dr Scott Hollier, will be presenting on developments in access technology for blind and vision impaired people at the Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) national convention in Perth on 10th October.

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Dr Hollier is a well-known international expert and his presentation will cover a wide range of access technology following the convention theme of “Looking Forward Looking Back - Celebrating 40 Years of Achievement.”


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