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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”

Audio description for 360° Content

Audio description for 360° Content

Part 1 – Scripting 2 September 2019 RNIB, UK   Over the past year, we have experimented extensively with audio description on 360 content in the Immersive Accessibility Project (ImAc). The aim is finding solutions for enhancing the viewing experience of someone with sight loss watching this content and we have broadly used the following … Continue reading “Audio description for 360° Content”

Workshop: Subtitling in Immersive Environments

Workshop: Subtitling in Immersive Environments

On 17th June Mario Montagud, Chris Hughes, Anna Matamala and Enric Torres presented a workshop on ‘Subtitling in Immersive Environments’ at the ‘Media for All 8’ Conference, to an audience of more than 20 subtitle producers.   It is becoming more and more essential that any media experience should be fully inclusive and accessible to … Continue reading “Workshop: Subtitling in Immersive Environments”

RNIB presents ImAc at 2019 M-enabling Summit

RNIB presents ImAc at 2019 M-enabling Summit

RNIB’s Broadcast and Audio Description Innovation Manager Sonali Rai was invited by the organisers of M-enabling Summit to participate in the panel on Accessible Media Platforms. The prestigious global summit is dedicated to making connected things and services accessible for all. She spoke on audio description, accessible media platforms and the recent developments in the Immersive Accessibility Project … Continue reading “RNIB presents ImAc at 2019 M-enabling Summit”