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Vision Australia’s first webinar for the blind and low vision community held 29th July

30 July 2015

On Wednesday July 29 at 7.30pm AEST, Vision Australia held its first webinar for members of the blind and low vision community. The Dreaming of Streaming webinar focused on how people who are blind or have low vision could access online video streaming services such as Netflix, iView and Apple TV.

The webinar was run as a Q&A discussion, with three fantastic panellists each bringing their experience and knowledge on accessing video on demand streaming services.

Our 3 panellists for the Dreaming of Streaming webinar were:

  • Alex Varley, CEO of Media Access Australia
  • Paul Paradigm, Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia
  • Scott Erichsen, Adaptive Technology Trainer at Vision Australia

We received really positive feedback from participants, who found the webinar to be an accessible and convenient way to hear new information.

We had some fantastic questions sent through from all across Australia for our panellists to answer live. Participants were able to submit a question via email or SMS text message.

Provide your feedback

We are keen to hear your thoughts on the Dreaming of Streaming webinar. Did you log in and participate? Or, do you have ideas for future webinar topics? Email us at webinar@visionaustralia.org to let us know.

Info from the Dreaming of Streaming Webinar

transcript of the Dreaming of Streaming webinar (Word Doc 63KB) is available.

Watch a recording of the Dreaming of Streaming webinar here (YouTube link)

In addition, Vision Australia panellist Paul has made a video demonstrating how you can access audio described content on ABC iView using voiceover on an iPhone. (YouTube link)

Support for your dream to stream

If you would like advice from Vision Australia on how you can access online video streaming services, our friendly Adaptive Technology team is here to help! Call us on 1300 84 74 66 or email referrals@visionaustralia.org.

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