Next Generation of Banknotes: $5 Banknote Design Reveal

Media Release
Next Generation of Banknotes: $5 Banknote Design Reveal Number 2016-09 Date 12 April 2016

The Bank has today released images of the new $5 banknote that will be issued into circulation from 1 September 2016.

The images show the basic design artwork of each side of the banknote. As previously announced, key aspects of the existing design – colour, size and people portrayed – are retained for ease of recognition and to minimise the disruption to businesses.

There is a new ‘tactile’ feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between different denominations of banknotes.

The Governor, Glenn Stevens, said: “Innovative new security features have been incorporated to help keep Australia’s banknotes secure from counterfeiting into the future. As can be seen in the images, these include a distinctive top-to-bottom window. Each banknote in the new series will depict a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the elements. On the $5 banknote, these are the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill.”

The designs are the culmination of a process of extensive consultation with subject-matter experts and the cash-handling industry, as well as qualitative research involving focus groups. Images of the design artwork for the new $5 banknote have been revealed today to facilitate preparations for the smooth introduction of the new banknotes.

Information on the new design and security features (which will be common to all banknotes in the new series) and how they work will be part of a public awareness campaign over coming months. The objective of this campaign will be to ensure that members of the public are able to identify and use the range of new security features on the new $5 banknotes when they start to receive them.

Issuance of the new $5 banknote will commence on 1 September, although it will take some time for the new banknotes to be widely circulated. The current series of banknotes can continue to be used even after the new banknotes are issued.

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ABC Iview Audio Described Programs – April 2016

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

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

  • Australian Story
  • Call The Midwife
  • Cuffs
  • David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef
  • DCI Banks
  • Death In Paradise
  • Doctor Who: Voyage Of The Damned
  • Doctor Who: The Next Doctor
  • Doctor Who: Planet Of The Dead
  • Doctor Who: The Waters Of Mars
  • Episodes
  • Father Brown
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Grantchester
  • How Not To Behave
  • Hunted
  • Janet King
  • Keeping Australia Alive
  • Midsomer Murders- new series
  • No Offence
  • Peep Show
  • Rake Ss 3 –iView binge from 19th April- first time with AD
  • Scott And Bailey
  • Scrotal Recall
  • Stephen Fry: Out There How Gay Is Pakistan
  • Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids
  • Eve
  • Hoopla Doopla
  • Octonauts
  • Open Heart
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Tomorrow When The War Began
  • Thunderbirds Are Go

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

Captioning a Video Using YouTube

I am currently doing a Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility Compliance through the University of South Australia. Part of the second assignment is to caption a video. Here is how I did it.

brief summary of captioning process:

  • Created a video, just over 2 minutes in length.
  • Listened to the audio of the video file, transcribed the audio, and created a transcription text file.
  • Created a Google – YouTube account.
  • Created a channel within that account – GAM Industries.
  • Uploaded my video to the YouTube GAM Industries channel.
  • Once uploaded, went to the video manager and selected my video for editing.
  • Chose the Sub Titles and CC tab within the video manager.
  • Chose to upload a file and uploaded my transcription file.
  • The transcribed text inserted itself into the video.
  • Sincranising of the audio and captioning was good. Surprisingly, when checking the video for audio and caption synchronisation, my screen reader read out the captions at the same time the video was playing.
  • When tagging the file within the YouTube GAM Industries channel used yt:cc=on as the last tag to force captions on when the file is viewed. Not too sure if this is a good idea though, as if you are a screen reader user, and view the video you get both the video playing with its audio and your screen reader reading the captions at the same time.
  • Saved and published the video.

ABC Iview Audio Described Programs – March 2016

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

  • Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War
  • Australian Story
  • Call The Midwife
  • Changing Minds
  • Cuffs
  • Death In Paradise
  • Doc Martin
  • Episodes
  • How Not To Behave
  • Jack Irish
  • Janet King
  • Joanna Lumley’s Nile
  • Joanna Lumley’s Tran-Siberian Adventure
  • Keeping Australia Alive
  • No Offence
  • Peep Show
  • Scrotal Recall
  • Still Open All Hours
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries
  • Vera
  • Between A Frock And A Hard Place
  • I Will Not Be Silenced
  • My Self-Harm Nightmare
  • Bushwhacked
  • Degrassi
  • Eve
  • Hoopla Doopla
  • Nowhere Boys: The Book Of Shadows
  • Octonauts
  • Open Heart
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Ready For This
  • Same But Different
  • Spooksville
  • Thunderbirds Are Go

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

Audio described version of “The Martian”,

Just watched the audio described version of “The Martian”, fantastic!

A great movie, audio description making it spellbinding right to the very end. You can find the audio described version in the I-tunes store.