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 attended the “Master in Audiovisual Translation and New Technologies” event organized by the Higher Institute of Linguistic Studies (ISTRAD) and the University of Cadiz

ImAc attended the “Master in Audiovisual Translation and New Technologies” event organized by the Higher Institute of Linguistic Studies (ISTRAD) and the University of Cadiz

The subtitle web editor developed by our partner Anglatècnic in the ImAc project, was presented at the “Master in Audiovisual Translation and New Technologies” event organized by ISTRAD (Higher Institute of Linguistic Studies) in Sevilla (Spain). Javier Rebollo, from AMPERSOUND Translate Media, is a professional translator and subtitler who previously participated in the ImAc professional … Continue reading “ImAc attended the “Master in Audiovisual Translation and New Technologies” event organized by the Higher Institute of Linguistic Studies (ISTRAD) and the University of Cadiz”

IMX Conference Workshop on XR Accessibility

IMX Conference Workshop on XR Accessibility

Workshop Organizers Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona   | Verizon Media   | XR Access Initiative About the Workshop The XR Access Initiative,  partnered with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to conduct a workshop on accessibility in augmented and virtual reality and 360 video at IMX 2020. It will feature papers from researchers about the best practices and solutions for designing … Continue reading “IMX Conference Workshop on XR Accessibility”

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 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”