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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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Captioning Working Group – Communique, May 2013

Captioning Working Group – Communique, May 2013

The Captioning Working Group, an initiative of Deaf Australia, met for the first time on 2nd May 2013 with representatives from Deaf Australia, Deaf Victoria, Deafness Forum of Australia, Action on Cinema Access, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Arts Access Victoria and Media Access Australia, to discuss captioning issues across all media formats. The group […]

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