Meet the Audio Describers: Fast Facts with Lee Smith-Gibbons

Meet the Audio Describers: Fast Facts with Lee Smith-Gibbons

7 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!
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What it's like to live-caption Donald Trump, and who is James Tame?

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.
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Able recognised with a People’s Choice Accessible Business Award

Able recognised with a People’s Choice Accessible Business Award

28 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.”
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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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COVID-19 Update From Able

COVID-19 Update From Able

25 Mar 2020

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
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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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