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Researcher receives award for using social media to support the education of people with disabilities

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Yesterday the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, announced Dr Denise Wood as the inaugural winner of the Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize for Telecommunications and Disability. Dr Wood is a researcher and senior lecturer in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia.

Yesterday the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, announced Dr Denise Wood as the inaugural winner of the Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize for Telecommunications and Disability. Dr Wood is a researcher and senior lecturer in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia.

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Accessibility training provider to live caption webinars

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Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), a provider of online training in accessibility-related topics, has announced that all of its fee-based webinars will now be live captioned.

EASI uses online technology to provide live and interactive webinars, where people can interact and ask questions of the presenter though live voice chat.

It offers a series of free webinars to keep people up-to-date on what is happening in the area of accessibility, as well as fee-based webinars that focus on methods of creating accessible content.

At the moment, only the fee-based webinars will be live captioned, and the fee for the webinars has been increased to cover this cost.

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Android product releases leading to greater access

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Google, the world's largest search provider, looks set to achieve greater market share in the mobile market with its Android operating system being rolled out on a large number of devices including iPad-style tablet PCs, netbooks, mobile phones and set-top boxes. Best of all, Android's access features are rapidly evolving.

Google, the world's largest search provider, looks set to achieve greater market share in the mobile market with its Android operating system being rolled out on a large number of devices including iPad-style tablet PCs, netbooks, mobile phones and set-top boxes. Best of all, Android's access features are rapidly evolving.

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Captioned online game shows government support for WCAG 2.0

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The Federal Attorney-General's Department has released an online game teaching kids about the 000 emergency number with closed captions, demonstrating the Federal government’s support for the new strategy endorsing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Triple Zero Kid’s Challenge is a game designed for kids of kindergarten and primary school age and consists of nine safety scenarios. The game features Kate and Peter who find themselves in different scenarios that require them to use the 000 emergency number. The game includes captioned narration and voice-over, and kids interact with it by clicking on items to move forward in the scenario.

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