Mary Fisher: The Importance of Representation
After racing in 2012 and 2016, Mary Fisher’s been watching the Paralympics from afar and cheering the New Zealand team on. She’s now a Board Member of Paralympics New Zealand, and works for Blind Low Vision NZ. The Able team have been captioning and audio describing the highlights, and we spoke to her about her experiences as a Paralympic athlete, and the importance of the Paralympic Games.
Tokyo Olympics: Meet the Kiwis who make television accessible
Able NZ's Alex Walker thrives on live captioning challenges as the Olympics draw to a close. Written by Andre Chumko for Stuff (www.stuff.co.nz), Aug 05 2021
An interview with Martine Abel-Williamson, President of the World Blind Union
Martine Abel-Williamson is President of the World Blind Union and was an early adopter of audio description. To mark the tenth anniversary of AD in New Zealand, we sat down to hear Martine’s thoughts about the emergence and importance of audio description in Aotearoa.
Blog: Happy 1st birthday, Able!11 Nov 2014
One year ago today, Able opened for business and began producing captions and audio description from our offices here in the Auckland CBD.
Behind the Scenes of Our Election Coverage9 Sep 2014
A member of Able's election team gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of captioning the live debates and election coverage.
News: Election coverage to be captioned26 Aug 2014
We’re thrilled to announce we will be captioning all political debates and live election coverage on TV ONE during this year’s election.
Blog: What exactly is Audio Description (AD)?9 Aug 2014
Audio Description (AD) is a relatively new area of service for Able. While captioning has been available in NZ for some 30-odd years, AD only started up in 2011.
News: Sunday political programmes now with captions25 Jul 2014
On Sundays, the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community will now have greater access to political programming, with Q+A and the repeat of The Nation being captioned.
News: The Voice Australia LIVE finale18 Jul 2014
Able is excited to be offering captions for the live grand final of The Voice Australia on TV2 at 9.30pm on Monday 21st July 2014.
Media release: captions for political programmes11 Jul 2014
Captioning to give hard of hearing community greater access to political debate.
News: 2014 FIFA World Cup captions10 Jul 2014
Able is very excited to be offering captions for the live FIFA World Cup final on Monday 14th July, capping off a month of captioning the FIFA World Cup Highlights show, which has aired every day a football match has been played during the tournament.