The Importance of Audio Description - an interview with Thomas Bryan

The Importance of Audio Description - an interview with Thomas Bryan

29 Jul 2021

Thomas Bryan serves on the Media Access Charitable Trust Board. A long-time member of Blind Citizens NZ, he was involved in advocacy for the introduction of audio description in New Zealand. To mark the ten year anniversary of AD in Aotearoa, we sat down to hear Thomas’ thoughts about the emergence and importance of audio description in Aotearoa.
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The Creativity of Audio Description

The Creativity of Audio Description

9 Jul 2021

July 2021 marks a decade of Audio Description in Aotearoa! Click below to hear from our AD team, and get a glimpse into the creativity involved in audio description.
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“In simple terms, captions are essential, and the impact is huge.”

“In simple terms, captions are essential, and the impact is huge.”

10 Jun 2021

Meet David Kent, one of our Board Trustees, who guides and supports our work towards a more inclusive and connected Aotearoa.
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Creamerie: An interview with co-creator and co-star, Perlina Lau.

Creamerie: An interview with co-creator and co-star, Perlina Lau.

24 May 2021

Thank you to our amazing community of viewers who have watched 'Creamerie' with captions and audio description and submitted questions for our interview with co-creator and co-star, Perlina Lau!
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Alert Levels 2 and 3 - Able continues to provide Captions and AD

Alert Levels 2 and 3 - Able continues to provide Captions and AD

16 Feb 2021

The Able team is continuing to work to provide Captions and Audio Description, and the altered alert levels will not affect the schedules during this time.
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News: Captions on TVNZ 1's Breakfast

News: Captions on TVNZ 1's Breakfast

1 Oct 2020

Captions will be available on TVNZ 1’s Breakfast programme from Monday 5 October 2020 following a major funding boost for Able, New Zealand’s provider of captioning and audio description for free-to-air television.
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News: Captions on TVNZ OnDemand

News: Captions on TVNZ OnDemand

14 Jul 2020

Captioned shows are now available all in one place on the TVNZ OnDemand website and app.
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New MACT Trustee: Thomas Bryan

New MACT Trustee: Thomas Bryan

21 Feb 2020

The Media Access Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Bryan to the board.
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Blog: Accessibility is a Many-splendoured Thing

Blog: Accessibility is a Many-splendoured Thing

29 Aug 2019

The quantity of online video content is increasing rapidly, and with growing diversity, there are new roles for subtitles. Along with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, hearing people use captions as an aid to clarity.
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News: Captions for the Kids (and Kids at Heart)

News: Captions for the Kids (and Kids at Heart)

24 May 2019

We’re so happy to be making more kids’ content accessible, with captions now available on HEIHEI. Ka mau te pai!
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