Captioning




Captioning

Over the years Deaf Australia has been very active in advocating for captioning in various media.

For many years Deaf Australia, in collaboration with Deafness Forum and Media Access Australia, advocated for TV stations to comply with voluntary captioning guidelines and much work was done on developing guidelines that all could agree to. This included many meetings hosted by FreeTV and attended by Deaf Australia, Deafness Forum, MAA and the TV stations.

 

Cinema captioning

It remains Deaf Australia’s view that open captions (captions displayed directly on the cinema screen) is the preferred method of cinema captioning, and we continue to pursue strategies for advocating for this.