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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has created two new videos in order to widen the knowledge of people who are deaf and hearing-impaired, community groups, and interested members of the public, in regards to how captioning is made and how it can best be used.

ACMA is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Communications and the Arts, and is Australia's national regulator for broadcasting, the internet, telecommunications, and radio communications.

They developed these new videos in response to a steady stream of consumer enquiries regarding captioning, and Media Access Australia provided assistance in producing them. The new videos were launched to coincide with national Hearing Awareness Week.

One of the videos provides practical captioning advice on turning captions on and troubleshooting which addresses common issues that viewers may have with captions and how to solve them. The other video is a behind the scenes look that provides details on how captions are actually made.

Watch the videos here  

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