No cash for deaf and hard of hearing to enable accessibility through broadcast captioning in Budget 2016

The Government’s position is to encourage captioning by Broadcasters with the expectation that improvements in captioning will come through improving technology. In line with this belief, no additional funds were allocated for broadcast captioning in Budget 2016. However, sadly, encouragement alone is not enough. Encouraging Broadcasters to caption leaves New Zealanders without captions on many News & current affairs programmes on free to air television from 11pm until 12noon the.

We Need Words to Achieve Access. Press Release 19 May 2016.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day http://bitly.com/CaptionitNZPetition Imagine, if you will, a life without the ability to fully understand what is being said on television, in videos, on the telephone Today members of the New Zealand Captioning Working Group will submit a petition with more than 2,300 signatures asking “That the House of Representatives legislate to ensure accesssibility via closed captioning for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and other New Zealanders who need.

I’m signing the Captioning Petition Because….

I’m signing because… (Click on any of the text below to be taken to the articles that correspond to the reasons) • It will make it easy for people to enjoy what those with no hearing issues take for granted. • How else do deaf people enjoy? TV • My work requires me to keep abreast of breaking news and current affairs and this is hard to do without captions..

Have you seen the RWC Bad Lipreading Video Yet? Have you signed the Petition for Captioning?

PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED 9am, 9 October, 2015 Have you seen the RWC Bad Lipreading Video yet? You can see it here: http://bitly.com/CaptionitNZ This image requires an alt attribute. The New Zealand Captioning Working Group is asking for your help to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Deaf & Hard of Hearing New Zealanders. Video is everywhere these days and accessible on many devices –.