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ImAc will be presented in ISO meeting 27-31 August 2018 in Okayama (Japan) – I2CAT & UAB

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) (https://www.iso.org/home.html) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that … Continue reading “ImAc will be presented in ISO meeting 27-31 August 2018 in Okayama (Japan) – I2CAT & UAB”

ImAc presented at the 2018 M-Enabling Summit

ImAc presented at the 2018 M-Enabling Summit

The Immersive Accessibility Project (ImAc) funded by the European Union’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 was presented at this year’s M-Enabling Summit in Washington DC (June 11-13th 2018). This 30-month project is exploring the user requirements of people with sight and hearing loss in the context of consuming 360 degree content and understanding how traditional … Continue reading “ImAc presented at the 2018 M-Enabling Summit”

Subtitles for 360° media – alternative presentation for immersive experiences (part 2) – IRT

Subtitles for 360° media – alternative presentation for immersive experiences (part 2) – IRT

In a previous post we discussed our motivation for exploring alternative presentation options for subtitles in 360° media. In this article we will have a deeper look, describe the impact of switching to a 360° scenery and show some approaches how subtitles could be handled. Mapping subtitles to 360° media Let’s have a look at … Continue reading “Subtitles for 360° media – alternative presentation for immersive experiences (part 2) – IRT”

IMAC at the Digital Agenda in Sofia – UAB

IMAC at the Digital Agenda in Sofia – UAB

The Digital Assembly 2018 will take place on 25 and 26 June in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event is co-organised by the European Commission and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Digital Assembly is a major annual forum that gathers more than 1,000 stakeholders and high-level policymakers to debate the EU … Continue reading “IMAC at the Digital Agenda in Sofia – UAB”

Sergi Fernández (i2cat) and Pilar Orero (UAB) elected for NEM Steering Board – UAB

Sergi Fernández (i2cat) and Pilar Orero (UAB) elected for NEM Steering Board – UAB

The NEM Initiative – New European Media Initiative – was established as one of the European Technology Platforms under the Seventh Framework Programme aiming at fostering the convergence between consumer electronics, broadcasting and telecoms to develop a new business sector of networks and electronic media. In order to respond to this new need and under the requirement of the … Continue reading “Sergi Fernández (i2cat) and Pilar Orero (UAB) elected for NEM Steering Board – UAB”

Our journey at MPEG Meeting #122: make accessibility great again – MotionSpell

Our journey at MPEG Meeting #122: make accessibility great again – MotionSpell

Introduction Motion Picture Expert Group [MPEG], a working group from IEC and ISO which laid the foundation for the multimedia industry with the MPEG-2 TS and the MP4 file formats, a series of successful codecs both in video (MPEG-2 Video, AVC/H264) and audio (MP3, AAC) and the new generation codecs with MPEG 3D Audio, HEVC … Continue reading “Our journey at MPEG Meeting #122: make accessibility great again – MotionSpell”

ImAc presented at Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2018 – UAB

ImAc presented at Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2018 – UAB

The Project ImAc was presented this year as part of the 2018 GAAD on May 17th at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). GAAD is a global action that has been organised since 2015, always on the third Thursday of May. The TransMedia Catalonia research group, based at UAB and partner in ImAc joined GAAD for … Continue reading “ImAc presented at Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2018 – UAB”

Realisation of user-centred design – RBB

In ImAC we have deliberately chosen to involve users in the main phases of the project to get continuous feedback. As a result of a number of focus groups involving end users held in November 2017, we have come up with several concepts about the presentation of accessibility services in 360° content. The outcome highlights … Continue reading “Realisation of user-centred design – RBB”

User requirements to Architecture design – The University of Salford

A key element of any software development is the architectural design. In the same way the architecture of a building not only defines the look of the finished construction but also the materials, structures and how they all fit together, these things must all be defined for a software framework.  This is especially important for … Continue reading “User requirements to Architecture design – The University of Salford”