Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Inaugural Captioning Awards


Embargoed until 12noon, 23 November 2012

Mojo Mathers MP, TVNZ Access Services and SKY TV
receive inaugural Captioning Awards

Awards were today presented at the Langham Hotel in Auckland, recognising the hard work and commitment of individuals and organisations working to improve captioning in New Zealand.

Captioning is an essential communication tool for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, enabling access to programmes, entertainment and essential services. New Zealand however lags behind many other nations in the amount of captioning available.

The Captioning Awards, organised by the Captioning Working Group – whose members are non-profit organisations Deaf Aotearoa, the National Hearing Association and The National Foundation for the Deaf – brought together the non-profit sector, senior executives and Members of Parliament to recognise award winners in two categories: the TV Captioning Award, and the Captioning Ambassador Special Award.

The TV Captioning Award recognises a significant achievement in the establishment of captioning of television programmes or series, a single show, or an event, and was awarded to joint recipients: TVNZ Access Services and SKY TV.

The two recipients were recognised for their efforts in establishing significant, quality captioning, of programmes enabling access for people who are hearing impaired and Deaf.

The Captioning Ambassador Special Award was awarded to Mojo Mathers MP for her significant contributions towards the advancement of captioning in New Zealand. She has done more than any other individual to raise awareness amongst the general public of the need for access to captioning.

Our congratulations to the Award winners - their support of access for our communities is very much appreciated.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Art: World Premiere Of In Pursuit Of Venus [infected]

World Premiere of in Pursuit of Venus [infected] opens this Saturday at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki More>>

Fashion: The 11th ID International Emerging Designer Winner Announced

Emerging Kiwi fashion designer Steve Hall has taken out the top prize at the 11th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards held at the Town Hall in Dunedin, New Zealand. More>>

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news