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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”

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”