A collection to educate and inspire

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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 stand by a bus shelter.

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…

Articles

Tuhinga

14 August 2021

Mary Fisher wears her Paralympics NZ shirt and smiles.

Mary Fisher: The Importance of Representation

After racing in 2012 and 2016, Mary Fisher’s been watching the Paralympics from afar and cheering the…

Articles

Tuhinga

4 August 2021

Alex Walker wears glasses and a headset, and grins at the camera in front of a dark purple background.

Tokyo Olympics: Meet the Kiwis who make television accessible

Alex Walker’s eyes are glued to a set of computer monitors broadcasting the Tokyo Olympics live. The…

Conversations

Ngā kōrerorero

28 July 2021

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Thomas’ Story

“I would hardly watch TV if it wasn’t for audio description. There are some very visual programmes,…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

22 July 2021

A woman smiles as she creates pottery.

Isla’s Story

“Without Able putting the captions on my TV, I wouldn't have known about the sudden Covid lockdowns…

News

Kōrero

21 July 2021

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Blind Citizens NZ win an International Award in recognition of their years of Audio Description advocacy!

The award is made to “…individuals and/or organisations for outstanding contributions to the establishment and/or continued development…