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Immersive Media is still booming at the last MPEG Meeting #126 in Geneva

Immersive Media is still booming at the last MPEG Meeting #126 in Geneva

ImAc project partner Motion Spell participated at the last MPEG meetings (#126) in Geneva with the intention of following brand-new evolutions around Immersive Media activities. It appears that many activities regarding Immersive Media blossom on audio, video and subtitles. These activities are relevant for the ImAc project which intends to integrate accessibility services with immersive … Continue reading “Immersive Media is still booming at the last MPEG Meeting #126 in Geneva”

IMAC presented Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

IMAC presented Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

The Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an event that takes place every year all around the world and aims at raising awareness about the importance of digital accessibility for a more inclusive society. For the second year, the TransMedia Catalonia research group of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day … Continue reading “IMAC presented Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019”

ImAc Workshops at the Media4All Conference 2019

ImAc Workshops at the Media4All Conference 2019

From 17th-19th June 2019, ImAc Partners will be attending the 8th Media for All International Conference at the Stockholm University and will host two workshops on how immersive environments like 360-degree videos can be made accessible for people with sight and hearing loss.   Workshop 1: Audio Description in Immersive Environments: The ImAc project aims … Continue reading “ImAc Workshops at the Media4All Conference 2019”

ImAc Consortium meets to discuss the next steps

The Catalan Media Corporation, CCMA hosted the fifth general assembly of the Immersive Accessibility Project at its TV3 headquarters in  Sant Joan Desp near Barcelona last week. All nine partners, comprising i2CAT, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, University of Salford, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Corporacio Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals SA, Institut für Rundfunktechnik Gmbh, Motion Spell, Anglatecnic SL and … Continue reading “ImAc Consortium meets to discuss the next steps”

ImAc Project at ARSAD 2019

ImAc Project at ARSAD 2019

Conference, March 19-20, 2019 Location: Barcelona, Spain Last week, the international seminar on audio description ARSAD was held in Barcelona. It is a meeting point for all stakeholders interested in audio description research and practice. Anna Matamala, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a member of the ImAc consortium, is the organizer of this … Continue reading “ImAc Project at ARSAD 2019”

ImAc Project at CSUN 2019

ImAc Project at CSUN 2019

Conference, March 11-15 Location: Anaheim, California   This week, Pilar Orero from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Sonali Rai from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) presented the work completed so far within the Immersive Accessibility Project at the 34th annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. The annual conference which is widely regarded … Continue reading “ImAc Project at CSUN 2019”

ImAc Pilot: Transmedia Catalonia (UAB) and APANAH to collaborate for user testing

ImAc Pilot: Transmedia Catalonia (UAB) and APANAH to collaborate for user testing

The research group Transmedia Catalonia (UAB), part of the ImAc consortium, signed a collaboration agreement last Thursday, 27th February with APANAH, an association from Alicante based in Elda for deaf people and their families. APANAH is a non-profit association, whose main goal is the educational, professional and social integration of deaf people through oral communication. … Continue reading “ImAc Pilot: Transmedia Catalonia (UAB) and APANAH to collaborate for user testing”

Prototype: Integration with Amazon Alexa

Prototype: Integration with Amazon Alexa

When developing tools for accessibility it is essential to ensure that the applications that you build are also fully compatible with other already existing technologies that consumers are already using. A key requirement identified within the ImAc project was the need for voice control. We have therefore built a prototype to demonstrate how existing voice … Continue reading “Prototype: Integration with Amazon Alexa”

H2020 Accessibility Cluster Workshop 5th February 2019

H2020 Accessibility Cluster Workshop 5th February 2019

The coordinators of the ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB organized a workshop “Beyond Media and Convergence accessibility cluster: a European perspective on accessibility” in the frame of Accessibility Cluster as part of the Media Convergence and Social Media Concertation Meeting organized by the European Commission. The workshop was jointly organized by the coordinators of the … Continue reading “H2020 Accessibility Cluster Workshop 5th February 2019”