ABC iview Audio Described programs – June 2016

Please find below a list of Audio Described programs that will become available on iview in June 2016.

As always, programs are subject to schedule changes however this is what is currently planned.

  • 8MMM
  • Animal Super Senses
  • Australian Story
  • Breathless
  • Broad City
  • Cleverman
  • Comedy Showroom-Bleak
  • Comedy Showroom-Ronny Chieng-International Student
  • Comedy Showroom-The Future Is Expensive
  • Comedy Showroom-The Legend Of Gavin Tanner
  • Comedy Showroom-The Letdown
  • Comedy Showroom-Moonman
  • David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals – Triumph Of The Vertebrates
  • Death Comes To Pemberley
  • Derek
  • Doctor Thorne
  • Doctor Who
  • Episodes
  • Father Brown
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Gardening Australia
  • Janet King Ss 2 (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • Midsomer Murders
  • No Offence (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • Our Crime
  • Rake
  • Scott And Bailey
  • Silent Witness
  • Silk
  • The Beautiful Lie (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries
  • The Secret River (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • Whitechapel
  • Don’t Blame Facebook
  • Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles
  • Louis Theroux: Twilight Of The Porn Stars
  • Miss Transgender UK
  • Dance Academy
  • Degrassi: Next Class
  • Hoopla Doopla
  • Merlin
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows
  • Octonauts
  • Olivia
  • Spooksville
  • Tomorrow When The War Began
  • Worst Year of My Life, Again

You might find the instructional clip with information on how to access AD on iview useful. It can be found here: ABC Iview instructional Youtube clip

An FAQ document on the AD trial can be found here: AD Iview FAQ(Word docx)

To provide your feedbac during the trial, or for any other information pleas visit the ABC’s AD website

Telephone voting for the 2016 federal election

Voters who are blind or have low vision will be able to cast a vote in secret by telephone from any location, including their own homes.

Register
Voters must first register to cast their vote by telephone. Registration will be available from Monday 13 June 2016. When a voter calls to register, they will be asked questions to enable a check of the electoral roll, and will also asked to choose a PIN. Once registered, they will be sent a registration number by email, SMS, postal mail, or through a phone call.

Call to vote
Telephone voting will be available from Tuesday 14 June 2016. When voting, electors will not need to give their name. Their registration number and PIN will be used to mark their name off the electoral roll while protecting their privacy. It is important that voters do not forget their registration details.

Vote
A call centre voting assistant will record the voter’s preferences on the ballot papers. The vote will be secret and a second voting assistant will ensure that the vote is recorded according to the voter’s intention.

The vote remains secret because the call centre voting assistants will not know the voter’s name and address. Once the vote is complete, the voting assistant will place the ballot papers into a secure ballot box.

Information for electors with disability
Updated: 9 May 2016

A range of information and services is available to help electors with disability to cast their vote for the 2016 federal election.

Access for people with disability
Polling places with disabled access will be shown on the website when available. The polling places identify the level of accessibility (full, assisted or none).

You can ask someone to help you vote. Polling place staff are trained to assist you, or you can nominate any person (except a candidate) to assist. This person could be a friend, relative or a party worker. If voters do not nominate someone, then the polling official in charge will provide assistance.

The assistant reads the contents of the ballot paper and then completes the ballot paper according to the voter’s preferences.

There are also special arrangements at polling places for people who cannot get out of their car. If the polling official in charge is satisfied that you cannot enter the polling place, someone will bring the ballot papers to you.

Telephone voting
Voters who are blind or have low vision will be able to cast a vote in secret by telephone from any location, including their own homes.

Telephone voting

Apply for a postal vote

An assistant may complete the ballot papers and envelope, but the voter must sign the envelope or make a mark as a signature.

Your official guide to the 2016 federal election
Your official guide to the 2016 federal election is not yet available.

A printed version of the official guide will be delivered to every household in Australia. It provides information on when and where to vote, assistance available at polling places and how to vote correctly. The official guide will be available in accessible formats including e-text, large print and audio MP3. Electors will also be able to request to have a braille, DAISY or audio CD sent to them.

Candidate lists
The list of candidates for the House of Representatives and Senate is not yet available.

Lists of candidates for the House of Representatives (in each division) and the Senate (in each state and territory) will be available by request in e-text, large print PDFs, MP3 or braille formats.

Publications:

Easy English Guides

A guide to enrolling and voting

Voting is different this federal election

Contacts
For more information contact 13 26 26. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS):

TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 13 23 26
Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 23 26
Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 13 23 26

ABC News: Chris Maury’s race to make the internet accessible for Blind/visually impaired Persons

Source
ABC News; Technology:

Chris Maury’s race to make the internet accessible for visually impaired persons!

In the summer of 2010, Chris Maury was 24 years old and living the modern Silicon Valley dream. He had dropped out of a PhD program in political science and moved to California to work in start-ups, with the aim of eventually starting his own company.

Mr Maury had near perfect vision, but as it started to degrade he visited his optometrist to get an updated prescription. “When he was trying to fit the right prescription, my eyes just wouldn’t focus,” he told the ABC’s new Control Z podcast.

Eventually he got the diagnosis — Mr Maury had Stargardt macular degeneration, a genetic disorder that affects one in 10,000 people.

Listen to the podcast here: Chris Maury’s race to make the internet accessible for visually impaired persons!

ABC Iview Audio Described Programs – May 2016

Please find below a list of Audio Described programs that will become available on iview in May 2016. As always, programs are subject to schedule changes however this is what is currently planned.

The ABC Comedy Showroom selection are all available on Iview now with Audio Description.

  • Agatha Christie: Poirot
  • Australian Story
  • Broad City
  • David Attenborough: Kingdom Of Plants
  • DCI Banks
  • Doctor Who
  • Episodes
  • Father Brown
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Grantchester
  • Hiding
  • Janet King
  • Making Australia Great
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Rake
  • Scott And Bailey
  • Silent Witness
  • The Indian Dream Hotel
  • The Murder Detectives
  • The Politician’s Husband
  • Tiny Tots Talent Agency
  • Whitechapel
  • Louis Theroux: Louis And The Brothel
  • Louis Theroux: Extreme Love -Autism
  • Dance Academy
  • Degrassi: Next Class
  • Octonauts
  • Olivia
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Peter Rabbit
  • So Awkward
  • Tomorrow When The War Began

You might find the instructional clip with information on how to access AD on iview useful. It can be found here: ABC Iview instructional Youtube clip

An FAQ document on the AD trial can be found here: AD Iview FAQ(Word docx)

To provide your feedbac during the trial, or for any other information pleas visit the ABC’s AD website

ABC Iview Trial Survey

Please find below a link to the audience survey that is being conducted by the ABC regarding the Audio Description trial on iview.

ABC iview trial survey

The link will also appear on the ABC’s Audio Description trial info page and on iview’s announcements and trial FAQs page