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.
Meet the Audio Describers: Fast Facts with Lee Smith-Gibbons7 Jul 2021
We're celebrating 10 years of Audio Description in Aotearoa, and taking you behind-the-screens to meet our incredible team of Audio Describers. Introducing Lee Smith-Gibbons!
What it's like to live-caption Donald Trump, and who is James Tame?30 Jun 2021
We sat down to talk about the reality of live-captioning with two of our Caption Editors, James Brown and Faith Hamblyn.
Able recognised with a People’s Choice Accessible Business Award28 Jun 2021
We are delighted to announce that Able has been selected as the winner of the People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards in the Media Category, as voted for by people with access needs, their friends and whānau, because “their service ensures that all New Zealanders have equal access to audiovisual media.”
“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.
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!
Alert Levels 2 and 3 - Able continues to provide Captions and AD16 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.
News: Captions on TVNZ 1's Breakfast1 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.
News: Captions on TVNZ OnDemand14 Jul 2020
Captioned shows are now available all in one place on the TVNZ OnDemand website and app.
COVID-19 Update From Able25 Mar 2020
He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
New MACT Trustee: Thomas Bryan21 Feb 2020
The Media Access Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Bryan to the board.