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Captioning on Broadcast Programs – an update.

Deaf Australia wishes to share with you an update on captioning of broadcast programs. The current legislation, “Broadcasting Services Act,” requires broadcasters to caption a targeted number of hours of free-to-air and subscription programs that are broadcasted through its network each day. It does not include internet programs. Within the Broadcasting Service Act, it has […]

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ACMA prepares draft exemptions and target reduction for Fetch TV

Australian Communication and Media Authority are seeking Deaf Australia’s response to ACMA’s draft exemption and target reduction for Fetch TV. For the following channels: Baby TV Bloomberg CNBC Asia Pacific CGTN (formerly CCTV News) France 24 (English) Euronews NDTC 24×7 HGTV Australian Christian Channel Travel Channel Food Network Nat Geo Wild (reduce target) Deaf Australia […]

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*Media Release*: Quality Caption for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Not important

*Media Release*: Quality Caption for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Not important

Broadcasters and caption providers believe that standards for captions should not be based on metrics that can be properly measured. Instead, they prefer to stick with ambiguous and inconsistent ‘readability, comprehensibility and accuracy’ standards on the Review of Caption TV Standards. More than 20% of Australian population rely on captions and it imperative that captions […]

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