Approximately 1 in 6 people in Australia and New Zealand are deaf or hard of hearing, and closed captions provide equivalent access to television, films, and web video.
This white paper traces the evolution of web accessibility laws in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the forces that put both countries on a trajectory to a more inclusive digital landscape.
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), establishing accessible video as a civil right
Landmark web accessibility case Maguire v. SOCOG
New Zealand government Web Accessibility Standard, which outlines phased WCAG compliance
The Captioning Working Group (CWG)
Accessible video in Australian schools and universities
And much more!
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