Alex Jones (actor)

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Alex Jones is an American actor and advocate for people who are Deaf or have a hearing impairment. He is a Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador of Ai-Media.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born to a deaf family in Michigan, U.S.A. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he was recruited to Australia in 1997 by the Australian Theatre of the Deaf.


Alex Jones started his career as an actor for TV and other productions. He portrayed the role of Lyle Slater from 2001 - 2002 on All Saints. He also worked on a show The Wild Boys from the Australian Theatre of the Deaf. Jones co-founded the Access Innovation Media (Ai-Media) in 2003.[1] The company has developed Ai-Live, a realtime, word accurate speech-to-text captioning program using broadband technology[2] which featured and won on ABC1’s The New Inventors.[3]

He was the Director of the 2005 Deaflympic Games Cultural Festival in Melbourne and toured Australia with Heads Up! – a theatre-in-education production. Jones appeared on Australian drama, All Saints, from 2001 to 2002, playing Lyle Slater.[4]

Jones has served as an ambassador for Don't DIS my ABILITY every year since 2004[5] and is currently the Chairperson of the Deafness Forum of Australia; a body representing the interests of people with hearing impairments, or chronic disorders of the ear.

On May 9, 2014, Alex, the co-founder of the Ai-Media stepped down but remained a shareholder of the company.[6]


  1. ^ "Ai-Media’s Timeline". Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Computer system gives ears to those who cannot hear". Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Winner and people's choice". Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ All Saints listing on
  5. ^ Ambassadors listing on
  6. ^ "Ai-Media's Alex Jones Steps Down". 2014-05-09. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 

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