White Paper: Recommendations for Immersive Accessibility Services

White Paper: Recommendations for Immersive Accessibility Services

The EU H2020 ImAc project has been pioneering in addressing the accessibility requirements for immersive media environments, with a particular focus on VR360 video and spatial audio. Beyond adopting a user-centric methodology, a key premise in ImAc has been to maximize backward-compliance with traditional resources and services, and this requires an in-depth analysis of existing … Continue reading “White Paper: Recommendations for Immersive Accessibility Services”

Born Accessible policy paper now available.

Born Accessible policy paper now available.

ImAc is one of the projects behind “Born Accessible” Policy Paper written by Pilar Orero for the Accessibility Day at the European Parliament 2020. The event was going to take place on 17th March but has been rescheduled for next Autumn. The Policy Paper identifies and examines the EU policies which relate to accessing ICT media content, specifically … Continue reading “Born Accessible policy paper now available.”

ImAc platform installed for Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació (CVMC) and Televisión Autonómica de Aragón (TVAA)

ImAc platform installed for Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació (CVMC) and Televisión Autonómica de Aragón (TVAA)

Anglatecnic has installed in April the ImAc platform for two broadcasters: Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació (CVMC) and Televisión Autonómica de Aragón (TVAA). The agreement between these two broadcasters and several ImAc partners consists of a trial service of the ImAc platform during the year 2020, with training and support. The ImAc platform consists … Continue reading “ImAc platform installed for Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació (CVMC) and Televisión Autonómica de Aragón (TVAA)”

Invitation to try the future of Access Services

ImAc, an EU Funded project, has imagined how access services such as subtitles and sign language will work with immersive content (360 degree video and virtual reality). By testing different scenarios in pilots spanning three countries we have settled on the answer and are inviting people to give us their views. The ImAc project has … Continue reading “Invitation to try the future of Access Services”

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 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 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”