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  • ITU-EC Forum for Europe on "Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL"

    Category: events on Dec 13th, 2018

    Date: 13 December 2018

    Location: Vienna, Austria

    Kind of event: Academic + Industry + Administration

    Outreach: approx. 200 participants

    Link to the main event

    Summary of the participation: Pilar Orero (UAB) talked about EU funding towards research and training in media and presented some projects the research group TransMedia Catalonia is currently working on, among which there is EasyTV.

     

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  • 7th HbbTV Symposium and Awards

    Category: events on Dec 12th, 2018

    Date: 14th & 15th November 2018

    Place: ESMT (Business School) - Berlin

    Kind of event:  Industry meeting and conferences with marketers, advertisers, broadcasters, digital platform suppliers, manufacturers, app & service developers and many other further industry stakeholders.

    Outreach:  More than 300 Professionals.

    Link to the main event: https://www.hbbtv.org/7th-hbbtv-symposium-and-awards-2018/

    Summary of the participation:

    The 7th HbbTV Symposium and Awards took place in Berlin on 14th & 15th November 2018 and provided the unique platform to listen to and discuss with high level speakers all relevant topics in the HbbTV universe. Demonstrations of the most recent and future services provided an inside to the technologies enabled by HbbTV.

    More than 300 attendants visited the Symposium, including marketers, advertisers, broadcasters, digital platform suppliers, manufacturers, app and service developers and many further industry stakeholders during this unique event in  Berlin.

    Francesc Mas offered a conference entitled "HbbTV, an excellent partner in the path of innovation" in which he presented several projects related to the HbbTV technology, as is the application for smart TVs "Super3 Channel Red Button" that has allowed multiplying the consumption of children's content on compatible TVs by eight. Francesc Mas also explained the advances made in the European project EasyTV, where the second screen will allow the consumption of audiovisual contents or accessibility services enriching the broadcast on HbbTV televisions.

     

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  • EasyTV at the MUTEI presentation

    Category: events on Nov 26th, 2018

    Date: 23th November

    Location: UAB

    Kind of event: Academic

    Outreach: 5 young researchers

    Summary of the participation: Presentation of various projects the UAB research group TransMedia Catalonia is currently carrying out, including EasyTV.

    The PPT presented can be found here.

    Link to the main event: https://www.uab.cat/web/estudiar/l-oferta-de-masters-oficials/informacio-general/traduccio-interpretacio-i-estudis-interculturals-1096480139517.html?param1=1345664655758

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  • EBU Accessibility Services Experts Meeting

    Category: events on Nov 22nd, 2018

    Date: 9th November 2018

    Location: Radio Telévision Suisse - Geneva

    Kind of event: Meeting of experts on access services with the objective to raise the most important questions during a plenary session.

    Outreach:  88 Accessibility Professionals.

    Link to the main event:
    https://www.ebu.ch/events/2018/11/access-services-experts-meeting-2018
    https://showcase.ebu.ch/gallery/presentations-from-2018-ebu-access-services-event-rts-geneva-8-9-november (needs login to access)

    Summary of the participation:

    Every year, the European Union of Broadcasting (UER - EBU) organizes a meeting of experts on access services. The objective is to raise the most important questions during a plenary session that has become, over the years, the best meeting point for those who work in accessibility services through member organizations of the EBU . This event, which took place on November 9th and was attended by more than 85 participants (access services experts), is a great opportunity to meet other professionals who work on accessibility and share projects, exchange best practices, points of view and innovative proposals. This year, Francesc Mas, project manager of Engineering, Research and Innovation of the CCMA, presented the advances of the European project EasyTV through a demonstration stand where users could experiment with the tasks and first results carried out within the EasyTV project, which will increase and improve the automated production of accessible content.

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  • EasyTV presented at EDF event USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY - OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    Category: events on Nov 19th, 2018

    On 16 November, the European Disability Forum (EDF) and Österreichischer Behindertenrat hosted and event on “Using Artificial Intelligence to enhance accessibility - Opportunities and risks of emerging technologies for persons with disabilities”. The aim was to fully explore the potential of emerging technologies. It focused on technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and aimed to debate and promote a universal design approach in their development, supporting enhanced accessibility for persons with disabilities.

    The event was sponsored by Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, My Handicap and Essl Foundation.

     

    Pilar Orero (UAB) presented EasyTV Project as an example of personalization and how AI could go beyond when designing interaction to TV content. At the end of the event input was collected from the more than 100 participants towards a new report on emerging technologies describing the opportunities, challenges and risks that these new technologies may entail for persons with disabilities, in which several ICT players have contributed with interviews.

    For more information: http://www.edf-feph.org/events/16-november-using-artificial-intelligence-enhance-accessibility-opportunities-and-risks

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