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New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014: Acknowledging New Zealand’s commitment to better captioning

November 27, 2014

The Captioning Working Group, with membership from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf are proud to announce the winners of the New Zealand Captioning Awards for 2014.

The Captioning Working Group, with membership from The National Foundation for the Deaf, Deaf Aotearoa and Hearing Association New Zealand, advocates for better access to information through captioning for New Zealanders who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The Captioning Awards have been established to celebrate and recognise the work that individuals and organisations in New Zealand have done to increase accessibility to captioning across multiple environments.

The winners of the New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 are as follows:

CA Recipients 2014
L-R: Tony Eaton, Managing Director of the NZ Screen Association; Peter Newton, Heartland Bank; Louise Carroll, Chair of the Captioning Working Group and CEO of The National Foundation for the Deaf; Superintendent Steve Kehoe, NZ Police; Wendy Youens, Able

The New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 Broadcasting Award:

Able, the national captioning trust, in recognition of their efforts to caption real-time political debates during the 2014 general elections.

The New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 Individual Award:

Annabel and Helen Mackay

The New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 Telecommunications and Internet Award:

New Zealand Police, who have successfully introduced the Text 111 Service for People who are Deaf; Hard of Hearing or have speech difficulties.

The New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 Advertising Award:

Heartland Bank

The New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 Supreme Award:

Mr Tony Eaton, Managing Director of the NZ Screen Association, for the most significant contribution to achieving captioning for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities in New Zealand.