Thursday, July 29, 2010

Draft National Disability Strategy released

The federal government has released its draft Disability Strategy
There isn't terribly much specifically about hearing-impaired people but mention is made regarding communication notably digital services, via the National Broadband Network [NBN] and inclusion generally.

Lets see how the Coalition responds [I'll post it when I see something]

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Other Film Festival

It's on in Melbourne, starting August 25, a film festival which caters for disabled people, featuring films which are described, captioned, and about hearing and sight impaired people!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

New technology announced for Cinemas

Thats right and several of the chains have signed on meaning that captions may be available in up to 242 cinemas, a massive increase. The chains  Hoyts Corporation, Greater Union Organisation, Village Cinemas and Reading Cinemas agreed and should start the system by 2014

It's called the Doremi captiView

Arts Access Victoria announcement

The Age article

Saturday, July 10, 2010

YouTube resources

YouTube is great resource for the world, videos of every flavour and now I've found videos aimed at instructing hearing-impaired people on technology and its application.
There are signed and captioned videos available from the link below.
Click the 'CC' button for the captions [may not show for all videos]

Check out the video on YouTube: DeafTechTV

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