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Classroom Access Project


Classroom Access Project

The Classroom Access Project (CAP) is a series of purpose designed pilots to maximise the access for students who are Deaf or have hearing impairment to captioned curriculum support materials.

Location: Sydney
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2016

Videos of Classroom Access Project

I have uploaded two videos that Media Access Australia (MAA) posted on YouTube about the Classroom Access Project.
The first one: 'Classroom Access Project' has Open Captions and is Audio Described.

And the second is a discussion with students who are hearing impaired from Cerdon College Merrylands; and they share their experiences with captions and Soundfield amplification. (Student feedback on Classroom Access Project has Open Captions)

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Comment by Anne McGrath on May 6, 2014 at 16:25

Here's the Conference link again, as it didn't seem to work previously,


Comment by Anne McGrath on May 6, 2014 at 16:19

Hi everyone,

It's a long time since I've been in touch!

The ‘Classroom Access Project’ (CAP) will be included at the upcoming ACER Institute's Excellence in Professional Practice Conference: Teachers driving sc...

The CAP will be presented as a poster presentation – I’ll upload the poster after the conference.



Comment by Kay McLaurin on March 20, 2012 at 13:51

Does anyone have a document that outlines the laws regarding access to captions & Teletext when presenting a DVD to a class? Thanks Kay

Comment by Anne McGrath on May 18, 2011 at 12:04

Hi Cathy,

That's a great idea - I am planning to sometime soon,



Comment by Cathy Yu on May 17, 2011 at 12:21

Hi Anne, great to hear it's going well. We'll look forward to future updates. Can we take any of these interest points into a group discussion?

cheers, Cathy

Comment by Anne McGrath on May 16, 2011 at 16:26

Hi everyone,

I'm just back from the Deaf Australia Conference in Hobart. I was excited to present the Classroom Access Project to the conference. The concept was well received and generated further interest in captioned educational media.




Comment by Anne McGrath on April 27, 2011 at 12:28

Thanks to those who’ve hopped on board.

Here’s a bit of an update - Media Access Australia has launched a new website, with an expanded Education section. There’s now more information about the Classroom Access Project, as well as other exciting initiatives.

Be sure to check out the updated information about both the first and second pilots of the Classroom Access Project. You can also view information for teachers, and peruse interesting links about the use of accessible technology in the classroom.  



Comment by Anne McGrath on September 20, 2010 at 14:30
Hi everyone and welcome to the Classroom Access Project (CAP) group!

Just a bit of background: in addtion to being an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf with the Catholic Education Office, Sydney; I also work as Education Manager at Media Access Australia.

The Classroom Access Project pilot, an initiative of Media Access Australia (MAA), partnering with Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and Cerdon College Merrylands, uses integrated, affordable and readily available classroom technologies to better support hearing impaired students, and goes some way to addressing the needs of these students and their teachers in remote and regional communities.

Please feel free to join in as we discuss accessibility issues.



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