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Accessibility wins

Social Media Accessibility: Resources supporting consumers with disabilities

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has announced a new ACCAN grant project  with Media Access Australia.

Media Access Australia Social Media Accessibility: Resources supporting consumers with disabilities ($41,500)

The project will deliver to consumers with disabilities a collection of online and printed resources which provide insight and guidance into which social media tools can be used for a particular task and how the accessibility issues can be addressed to achieve the task.

Sourced from ACCAN web site – http://accan.org.au/ 20 June 2011

Related link www.mediaaccess.org.au

Making the movies accessible for everyone

The experience of going to an Australian movie at the cinema will far more enjoyable for blind and vision-impaired audiences in the future thanks to a move by Screen Australia. From 1 July 2011 all feature films funded by Screen Australia will have to be delivered with audio description as well as captioning.

Since 2007 it has been a requirement that films include captioning for deaf and hard of hearing audiences so the addition of audio description is a significant step forward to include the 600,000 Australians who are blind or experience vision impairment.

Full article – www.artshub.com.au

Related links

Australian Government – Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy – http://www.dbcde.gov.au/television/television_captioning/media_access_review

Media Access Australia web site

Media Access Review

What is audio description?

Written by margryan

2011/06/20 at 3:10 am

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