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Anglatecnic finalises in November the first phase of the ImAc platform tools for accessibility content production

Anglatecnic finalises in November the first phase of the ImAc platform tools for accessibility content production

The ImAc platform embraces the 360° / VR media, the user requirements (the ImAc project follows a bottom-up approach via a user-centric methodology) and the TTML-based format, but without losing its backward compatibility and interconnection with existing systems. This is important in order to have an effective and smooth introduction of new technologies into the … Continue reading “Anglatecnic finalises in November the first phase of the ImAc platform tools for accessibility content production”

ImAc presented at EDF event

ImAc presented at EDF event

On 16 November, the European Disability Forum (EDF) and Österreichischer Behindertenrat hosted and event on “Using Artificial Intelligence to enhance accessibility – Opportunities and risks of emerging technologies for persons with disabilities”. The aim was to fully explore the potential of emerging technologies. It focused on technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and aimed to debate and … Continue reading “ImAc presented at EDF event”

ImAc at EBU Accessibility Expert 2018, Geneva SRT

ImAc at EBU Accessibility Expert 2018, Geneva SRT

Every year the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) organises a meeting of Access Services experts. The objective is to raise the most important questions during a plenary session which has become over the years, the meeting point for those working in accessibility services across EBU organizations. This event is a great opportunity to meet with other colleagues working in … Continue reading “ImAc at EBU Accessibility Expert 2018, Geneva SRT”

Accessibility boosts your whole audience engagement

Audio-visual accessibility: a growing market Audio-visual accessibility services like subtitles, close caption, audio description or sign language are more and more necessary for people with a visual or hearing disability who want to fully enjoy access to media contents on TV or videos on the internet. For the time being, accessibility services concern at least … Continue reading “Accessibility boosts your whole audience engagement”

ImAc progress is presented in the UN agency ITU (International Communication Union)

ImAc progress is presented in the UN agency ITU (International Communication Union)

Immersive Acccessibility European project was presented at the UN agency ITU IRG-AVA Meeting (Intersector Rapporteur Group Audiovisual Media Accessibility) which studies topics related to audiovisual media accessibility and aims at developing draft Recommendations for “Access Systems” that can be used for all media delivery systems, including broadcast, cable, Internet, and IPTV. In this meeting Francesc … Continue reading “ImAc progress is presented in the UN agency ITU (International Communication Union)”

IMAC at Languages & The Media 2018

Immersive Accessibility (ImAc) project funded by the European Union’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 was presented at this year’s Languages & The Media conference in Berlin (October 3-5th 2018). The theme of this year’s Languages & The Media was “The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Reshaping Languages in the Media”. The conference examined various developments, innovations … Continue reading “IMAC at Languages & The Media 2018”

ImAc Workshop 1

Throughout the course of the ImAc project, we will be organisng  three workshops. The first one will take place in Berlin, on October 3rd during the Languages and the Media 2018 conference. For more information, see the programme below: Subtitling in Immersive Formats Presenters: Pilar Orero, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Francesc Mas, CCMA, Spain … Continue reading “ImAc Workshop 1”

Experimental: Responsive Subtitles for 360º video

Experimental: Responsive Subtitles for 360º video

Responsive Subtitles [1] are an approach to subtitling that adopts techniques used in responsive web site design. The traditional approach to formatting subtitles uses fixed size blocks of text displayed for set periods of time, which although is sufficient for a standard television set up is far from ideal for immersive displays and 360o video. … Continue reading “Experimental: Responsive Subtitles for 360º video”

ImAc presented at the IFA 2018 – RBB

ImAc presented at the IFA 2018 – RBB

The annual Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin is one of the world’s largest fairs for consumer electronics, addressing both professional visitors and the general public. This year, the ImAc project was presented at the “Digitalen Welt der ARD” in hall 2.2.  Visitors were invited to watch 360° demo videos using the latest version of the … Continue reading “ImAc presented at the IFA 2018 – RBB”

IMAC at IBC Amsterdam this week

IMAC at IBC Amsterdam this week

Immersive Accessibility Project (IMAC) is developing tools and solutions to translate VR and 360 degree content into multi-sensory experiences for people with sight and hearing loss. Through focus groups and closer collaboration with end users, the IMAC Team is  exploring how traditional access tools such as audio description, subtitling, audio subtitling and sign language can … Continue reading “IMAC at IBC Amsterdam this week”