Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Support for Australian accessibility laws

Kate Lundy
If Labor moves back into power in Australia, leaders of the political party say it would support laws to make sure there is better access to websites Senator Kate Lundy offered her support at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network M-Enabling conference in Sydney. The ACCAN is calling for legislation that would mandate minimum standards for closed captions and audio description across broadcast platforms and the Internet. Lundy says she's willing to present the proposal to the Senate. Media Access Australia just released a report this week called Captioning on Video on Demand Services, It's Time for Australia to catch up. The conclusion: Australia's top commercial TV content providers are failing to provide captions for viewers. To find out more about what the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network click here.