Blog: Why is Accessibility a Good Investment?28 Aug 2018
Why should businesses, governments, educators, companies and not-for-profits make their content, products or services accessible?
Blog: Captioning Matters9 Jul 2018
We were super excited to be featured in the Winter 2018 edition of Hearing Matters, the National Foundation for the Deaf’s magazine. Our chief executive Wendy graced the cover, and she had the opportunity to talk at length about our captioning service.
Blog: NZ On Screen12 Jun 2018
You may not know that Able provides captions for some NZ On Screen content. Some of their newly digitised work includes Winners & Losers, which we’re particularly honoured to have been involved in.
Blog: Adventures of an Actual 100% Real Ninja29 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.
Blog: Relaying Relay5 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?
Blog: Why Humans Aren’t Obsolete Just Yet1 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/<insert relevant tech-savvy term here>. Whether you’re a technophile or you’ve seen too much of Westworld or Humans not to be suspicious, there’s no stopping progress.
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.
Blog: Captioning Police Ten 7 to help catch ‘gutless thieving scumbags’13 Dec 2017
Police Ten 7 is celebrating 15 years on our screens, and for fans of the series, it’s appointment viewing to revel in the misfortunes of brainless criminals and laugh at foolish drunken antics, some of which elicit unforgettable dry responses from police officers dealing with the troublemakers.
Blog: Music to your eyes1 Dec 2017
I once had a gig as a content editor for a local music rag. It was a lot of writing (obviously), but also a lot of very interesting interviews with musicians. One of the more memorable chats was with the former drummer of a world-class rock band. He was about to release a solo album (the following day, in fact) and wasn’t happy with its marketing campaign.
Blog: Accessibility is good for everyone17 Nov 2017
Cast your mind back to earlier this year – America’s Cup 2017. You arrive at work and your workmates are crowding around the television watching the racing. You’re hard of hearing, so you can’t hear what’s being said in a noisy environment. You’re finding it hard to follow what’s happening, so you drift away from the group, back to your desk.