Blog: Why is Accessibility a Good Investment?

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?
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Blog: Captioning Matters

Blog: Captioning Matters

9 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.
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Blog: NZ On Screen

Blog: NZ On Screen

12 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.
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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.
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Blog: Relaying Relay

Blog: Relaying Relay

5 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?
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Blog: Why Humans Aren’t Obsolete Just Yet

Blog: Why Humans Aren’t Obsolete Just Yet

1 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.
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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.
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Blog: Captioning Police Ten 7 to help catch ‘gutless thieving scumbags’

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.
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Blog: Music to your eyes

Blog: Music to your eyes

1 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.
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Blog: Accessibility is good for everyone

Blog: Accessibility is good for everyone

17 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.
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