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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”

Scenarios, requirements and potential solutions for Audio Subtitles, an ecological access service

Scenarios, requirements and potential solutions for Audio Subtitles, an ecological access service

Subtitles are the most common and versatile accessibility service across broadcast and broadband media services. Subtitles have expanded from between languages to same language subtitles, subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and verbatim transcriptions. Likewise, subtitles can also become a hybrid access service when generated based on Easy-to-Read guidelines, or when are read … Continue reading “Scenarios, requirements and potential solutions for Audio Subtitles, an ecological access service”

TED Conferences LLC

TED Conferences LLC (Technology, Entertainment, Design) based in US is a media organisation. It has generated and localised the concept of videos based on “ideas worth spreading” in a talk format. These talks are distributed online for free. A new talk on subtitles has been created by Svetlana Kouznetsova. The video explains how producers of … Continue reading “TED Conferences LLC”

Audio Description for 360° video content

Audio Description for 360° video content

The integration of immersive audio including Audio Description (AD) in 360° video content is a relevant step to enable low-sighted and blind people to enjoy the full experience. To achieve this goal, new ways of producing and delivering the audio content need to be tested and developed. Furthermore, it is key for a good end … Continue reading “Audio Description for 360° video content”