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Sarah Pulis wins scholarship to US Nonprofit Technology Conference


Media Access Australia’s New Media Manager Sarah Pulis will soon be jetting off to Washington DC for the world’s largest nonprofit technology conference, after winning a scholarship for her commitment to access to technology and social media.

Sarah, who has been at Media Access Australia since the beginning of 2010, is one of three non-profit staff awarded Connecting Up Australia's scholarship, with entries submitted from all over Australia. Worth up to $5,000 each, the scholarships cover return airfares, a $500 contribution to meals and accommodation, and registration to the March conference, organised by the US Nonprofit Technology Network.

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Latest figures for audio described DVDs - January 2011


Audio described DVD titles on new release shelves during the month of January 2011 stand at 39% of all titles.

The DVD titles released since November 2010 with audio description include:

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Ofcom publishes Single Equality Scheme Annual Report

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Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has published its Single Equality Scheme Annual Report that details the progress of its equality commitments, including action on disability issues.

The Single Equality Scheme is Ofcom’s action plan towards achieving its seven goals for diversity and equality. Some goals are internal, such as aiming to increase the number of people from diverse groups working at Ofcom, including in executive and advisory capacities.

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Nine agrees to caption ‘V’ on GO!


Nine has agreed to caption the new series of ‘V’ on free-to-air channel GO! after viewers complained that it was not captioned.

While the previous series shown on Nine’s main channel was captioned, the first episode of the new series was not. This is in line with the Federal Government’s regulations concerning multichannels like GO!, which are only obliged to caption repeat programs that were originally screened on a network’s main channel with captions.

However, following the complaints, Nine has agreed to caption the new series from episode 2 onwards.

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