4Senses is back again in 2013, with another awesome live gig specifically aimed at Deaf and hard of hearing people. The event will be at a new venue as part of a partnership with the State Library of Queensland. Libraries are not usually known for their live music events, but this year’s event will feature […]Continue Reading →
Media Access Australia (MAA) has released a report, Captioning on Video on Demand: It’s Time for Australia to Catch Up, which shows that most video on demand and catch up TV providers are failing to make their content accessible for Deaf and hearing impaired viewers.Continue Reading →
Deaf WA woman, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, has been announced as a finalist in the National Disability Awards, held at Parliament House each year on 3 December.Continue Reading →
Former president of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Dr Markku Jokinen received an honorary doctorate degree from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Jyväskylä of Finland on 24 August 2013.Continue Reading →
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. People with disability are an important client group for Legal Aid NSW.Continue Reading →
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has called for new legislation that would mandate minimum standards around accessibility for content and communications services, which is necessary to ensure no Australians are excluded from the digital age.
At the M-Enabling Australasia 2013 conference in Sydney in August, ACCAN CEO Teresa Corbin said too many consumers were missing out due to inaccessible technology. She said that the USA 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act is a model that Australia should follow.