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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

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