Kathryn Locke is a Researcher and PhD candidate at Curtin University. Kathryn has extensive research experience and has been published in a range of fields, including sustainability and internet studies. Beyond her academic and research experience, Kathryn teaches externally for Curtin in the fields of internet studies, media and cultural studies.
ArticlesIntroductionWithin Australia, the approach taken to the ways in which disabled people access television is heavily influenced by legislation and activism from abroad. This is increasingly the case as television moves to online modes of distribution where physical and legislative boundaries are more fluid. While early investigations of the intersections between...Read more
Indefinitely beyond Our Reach: The Case for Elevating Audio Description to the Importance of Captions on Australian TelevisionArticlesIntroductionIn a 2013 press release issued by Blind Citizens Australia, the advocacy group announced they were lodging a human rights complaint against the Australian government and the ABC over the lack of audio description available on the public broadcaster. Audio description is a track of narration included between the lines of dialogue which describes important visual elements...Read more