Journal

Explore our collection of stories, news articles and portfolio pieces from the Able team and community.

A collection to educate and inspire

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News

Kōrero

11 November 2021

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Able’s Brand Evolution

Able has been on an incredible journey since its inception. Growing from TVNZ’s ‘Access Services’ Department into…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

21 October 2021

Norelle sitting in her living room knitting

Norelle’s Story

"Captions have certainly helped me in the times that my brain’s been in a fog, and I…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

21 October 2021

A headshot of Sam Smith, who has dark hair and a beard, and a slight smile as he looks down the barrel of the camera

Sam’s Story

"I remember, when I was a child I saved up money for weeks (I still can’t believe…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

18 October 2021

Rebecca posing for a photo in front of a beach setting

Rebecca’s Story

"I first discovered captions on TV as a teenager, and I was so excited to finally be…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

18 October 2021

Karen standing in her garden next to a potted plant

Karen’s Story

"It’s a bit like people who get hearing aids and say: “listen to the birds!” It feels…

Conversations

Ngā kōrerorero

23 August 2021

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What it’s like to live-caption Donald Trump, and who is James Tame?

We sat down to talk about the reality of live-captioning with two of our Caption Editors, James…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

22 August 2021

Martine and her guide dog (a golden labrador) sit together. Martine smiles.

Martine’s Story

“We can’t do without audio description. I think it’s just amazing - we really enjoy New Zealand…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

22 August 2021

David Kent smiles in front of a leafy wall

David’s Story

“While I now have relatively good hearing and can participate well in almost all situations, I struggle…