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Corrections to Universal audio described DVDs

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released two titles to the market that incorrectly state their audio description access.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released two titles to the market that incorrectly state their audio description access.

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DVD distributors, Deafness Forum and MAA meet to discuss captioning

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On 27 May Media Access Australia (MAA) and the Deafness Forum of Australia participated in a meeting convened by the Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA) and its members to discuss issues concerning captioning on DVD.  

From information presented at the meeting by MAA, it was clear that captioning by AVSDA members has not increased since 2006, when the Australian Human Rights Commission hosted round table discussions between distributors and accessibility groups.  

After general discussions about the issues raised, outcomes of the meeting include:

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Audio description increasing on DVDs in the USA

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Audio description (AD) is gaining momentum in the USA with 13 DVDs released to the Region 1 market with AD so far in 2010. 

Audio description (AD) is gaining momentum in the USA with 13 DVDs released to the Region 1 market with AD so far in 2010. 

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