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Blog: Adventures of an Actual 100% Real Ninja

Blog: Adventures of an Actual 100% Real Ninja

29 May 2018

Every year, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week comes around, and every time it does, I get a wee pang in the part of me that really wishes I could learn it – like, properly learn it. Sure, I went along to the taster class we had at Able a few years ago, and I even did an eight-week course through a local community education facility a few more years ago. Read more

News: Wellington Access Radio Interview

News: Wellington Access Radio Interview

13 Apr 2018

Check out the latest edition of Access Radio’s No Labels podcast to hear our chief executive Wendy talking about Able’s captioning and audio description services. Host Thomas Bryan asks Wendy about accessible technology, online TV platforms, plus a couple of her favourite songs. Read more

Blog: Relaying Relay

Blog: Relaying Relay

05 Apr 2018

When it’s wet and miserable outside, I like to gaze wistfully out the window, watch the raindrops race each other to get to the bottom, and mull over life’s great mysteries – you know, like when the lights go out, where is it to? If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success, then? Why isn’t there another word for ‘synonym’? How does a Deaf person use the phone? Read more

Blog: Why Humans Aren’t Obsolete Just Yet

Blog: Why Humans Aren’t Obsolete Just Yet

01 Feb 2018

Living in the world as it is today, it takes a good mental workout to think of something that can’t be done by technology/automation/robots/. Whether you’re a technophile or you’ve seen too much of Westworld or Humans not to be suspicious, there’s no stopping progress. Read more

Blog: What’s Around the Corner?

Blog: What’s Around the Corner?

11 Jan 2018

Happy New Year! As Kiwis pack up their tents and chillybins, put the cover back on the barbie and get back into work mode, let’s take a peek around the corner at what’s in store for media accessibility in 2018. Read more