ImAc featured in the January 2020 Issue of the Research*EU Magazine

ImAc featured in the January 2020 Issue of the Research*EU Magazine

The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is the European Commission’s primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation (https://cordis.europa.eu/). Its mission is to bring research results to professionals in different fields to foster open science, contribute to the creation of innovative products and services … Continue reading “ImAc featured in the January 2020 Issue of the Research*EU Magazine”

ImAc Cross National Pilots in the UK- RNIB

The Immersive Accessibility Project is a European project which aims to find the best way to incorporate audio description and spoken subtitles into virtual reality and 360° video content, for people who are blind, or partially sighted, deaf and hard-of hearing. To do so, we’ve developed the ImAc player which has different types of audio … Continue reading “ImAc Cross National Pilots in the UK- RNIB”

ImAc at “EBU Accessibility Services Experts Meeting 2019”

ImAc at “EBU Accessibility Services Experts Meeting 2019”

Every year, the European Union of Broadcasting (EBU) organizes a meeting of experts on access services. The objective is to debate, share experiences and challenges during a plenary session. Over the years, it has become the best meeting point for the organizations that are members of EBU and work in accessibility services. This event, took … Continue reading “ImAc at “EBU Accessibility Services Experts Meeting 2019””

ImAc at the Barcelona Sc13nc3 Fest 2019

ImAc at the Barcelona Sc13nc3 Fest 2019

Every year Barcelona organizes an event with science, technology, knowledge and culture. This year marks the thirteenth annual Science Festival, which was on the 26th and 27th October. It offers people around 200 activities in 24 venues to find out about the research conducted in Barcelona and its area of influence. See info here: https://www.barcelona.cat/barcelonaciencia/en/13th-science-festival-0 The … Continue reading “ImAc at the Barcelona Sc13nc3 Fest 2019”

ImAc was present at the European Parliament

ImAc was present at the European Parliament

On Thursday 10th October the Greek EMP Alexis Georgoulis organized the event “Perspectives on the Cultural Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities” at the European Parliament. People with disabilities are systematically excluded from the scope of important pieces of legislation, such as the Audio-visual Directive where only the progressive realization of accessibility requirements is provided. This … Continue reading “ImAc was present at the European Parliament”

ImAc contributes to ITU Study Group 16

ImAc contributes to ITU Study Group 16

As the Lead Study Group on Ubiquity and on Multimedia Terminals, Systems and Applications, the ITU-T SG 16 effort in standardizing accessibility promotes the concept of Total Conversation and aims to ensure that all sectors of the global community have equal access to communications and online information. This effort is centred in Question 26/16 “Accessibility to Multimedia … Continue reading “ImAc contributes to ITU Study Group 16”

ImAc starts the new ISO/IEC Study Group on Accessiblity with Immersive Environments

ImAc starts the new ISO/IEC Study Group on Accessiblity with Immersive Environments

Last July in Shanghai the plenary meeting of the ISO/TC IEC JTC1/S35 took place. During the meeting Dr Pilar Orero presented results from ImAc about the possibility of starting a new study group on “Accessibility within immersive environments”. This was accepted and the group will be convened by Dr Pilar Orero, Professor Jee-In Kim and … Continue reading “ImAc starts the new ISO/IEC Study Group on Accessiblity with Immersive Environments”

ImAc presentation at the EBU Open Source Meetup – Video available!

ImAc presentation at the EBU Open Source Meetup – Video available!

For all who could not make it to IBC: the video presentation of the ImAc presentation during the EBU Open Source Meetup (https://tech.ebu.ch/events/osm2019) is now available under https://tech.ebu.ch/publications/the-accessibility-enabled-imac-vr360-player . During the presentation, Sergi Fernandez from i2CAT specifically presented the accessibility-enabled VR360 player developed by i2CAT (https://www.imac-project.eu/imac-player/) and highlighted how a third-party broadcaster and industry player … Continue reading “ImAc presentation at the EBU Open Source Meetup – Video available!”

ImAc at IBC 2019

ImAc at IBC 2019

ImAc was present at IBC2019 http://www.asbu.net/article.php?artid=1628&lang=en this year IBC IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show. Held at the world-class venue, the RAI Amsterdam, every September, IBC’s world-class exhibition with over 1,700 exhibitors and thought-leading conference are always at the forefront of innovation. This year ImAc had its own space at The … Continue reading “ImAc at IBC 2019”

ImAc at CNSLE19

ImAc at CNSLE19

ImAc was present at the Sign Language Conference organised by the National Center for Sign Language Normalisation CNLSE (https://www.cnlse.es/es/congreso-cnlse-2019). UAB and i2CAT presented the personalisation features for sign language interpretation on 360º videos. For more information please write to: pilar.orero@uab.cat   “This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation … Continue reading “ImAc at CNSLE19”