News: Captions Available on New Episodes of Shortland Street on TVNZ OnDemand16 Sep 2018
We're super excited to announce that captions will be available on TVNZ OnDemand for new episodes of Shortland Street from Sunday 16 September.
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.
News: Wellington Access Radio Interview13 Apr 2018
Check out the latest edition of Access Radio’s No Labels podcast to hear our chief executive Wendy talking about Able’s captioning and audio description services. Host Thomas Bryan asks Wendy about accessible technology, online TV platforms, plus a couple of her favourite songs.
News: Captioning the Commonwealth Games 201826 Mar 2018
The Commonwealth Games are nearly here! We are pleased to let you know captions will be available on TVNZ 1 from 9am daily until the conclusion of primetime coverage hosted by Toni Street.
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.