The Ideas Factory is an online community seeking to build credible evidence about how technology can enhance the lives of people with lifelong disability. This knowledge and information will come from sharing lived experience, practice-based evidence and research.
The types of technologies include assistive technologies and medical devices, software, processes as well as enabling environments that can assist people with their rehabilitation and to live well in the community. We are interested in off-the-shelf technology that is not yet fit for purpose, as well as the creation of bespoke technology to meet individual needs.
Join our collaborative forum, where diverse people come together in a supportive and accepting community to increase awareness, knowledge and opportunities to be involved in the design, development and production of technology to meet the needs of people with disability.
Audio Descriptions & TV4ALL
Audio Description is an additional feature that describes the visual elements happening on screen.
It allows people who are blind or vision impaired to access television in a way that is equal to sighted people.
Audio description was launched for the first time in Australia in June 2020. Nearly a year on, ABC and SBS are still the only networks who have audio description on free to air TV.
Over the last couple of months we have shared the testimonials of every-day people who have experienced the profound effect that audio description has had on their lives.
Now we need your help.
We think all Australians should have the means to independently access the cultural and social benefits of TV. By signing the petition, you will be telling the free to air TV producers and Australian government that everyone should have the right to watch TV.
Read more here and sign the petition: http://www.tv4all.com.au
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