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  • EasyTV presented Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

    Category: events on May 16th, 2019

    The Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an event that takes place every year all around the world and aims at raising awareness about the importance of digital accessibility for a more inclusive society.

    For the second year, the TransMedia Catalonia research group of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day hosting a TransMedia Catalonia Open Day.

    Today, May 16th, from 10:00 to 13:00, TransMedia Catalonia opened the doors of its laboratory to all.

    After being welcomed with a hot beverage, visitors had the chance to meet our researchers and discuss with them the key aspects and social implications of digital and media accessibility.


    Visitors learnt about research projects TransMedia Catalonia is currently working on and discover the latest accessibility progresses in the areas of immersive technologies, audio description, subtitling, audio subtitling, electrophysiological research, quality, easy-to-read, and crowdsourcing for sign language. They were able to try the cutting-edge technologies of the laboratory, including eye tracking, as well as access the latest innovation in professional training by exploring the open educational contents produced by the research group.


  • Annual Meeting of the territorial section of UICI Roma

    Category: events on May 1st, 2019

    In April 2019, EasyTV Speech Platform interface of the first prototype presented by MediaVoice in the Annual Meeting of the territorial section of UICI Roma



  • European Audio Subtitles Day - Barcelona

    Category: events on Feb 21st, 2019

    Date: Postponed

    Location: Barcelona

    CCMA is organising an Audio subtitle Day to raise awareness of the accessibility possibilities of existing subtitling assets.

    The day will look at the production, distribution, standardisation and regulations of audio subtitles, to offer workflow solutions and share existing know-how from other EU public broadcasters.

    The event is organised from the EU funded projects EasyTV and ImAc.

    In Europe media accessibility is moving fast from "raising awareness" to full implementation. This move is due to the publication in 2018 of the revised Audiovisual Media Directive

    The new legal framework establishes new obligations along reporting conditions. While some traditional accessibility services such as subtitling or sign language interpreting are well known, perhaps due to its visibility in the screen, other services such as audio description or audio/spoken subtitles are still in their infancy.

    EasyTV and ImAc are two of the three EC financed H2020 projects on accessibility focusing on audio subtitles.
    During 2019 a number of workshops will be organized across Europe. The aim is to:

    • show existing broadcast solutions across Europe,
    • to present the ISO/IEC 20071-25
    • gather requirements to the many existing workflows,
    • to analyse costs
    • propose a EU iconography for accessibility services
    • and to think of solutions.

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  • H2020 Accessibility Cluster Workshop 5th February 2019

    Category: events on Feb 21st, 2019

    The coordinators of the ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB organised the workshop “Beyond Media and Convergence accessibility cluster: a European perspective on accessibility” in the frame of Accessibility Cluster as part of the Media Convergence and Social Media Concertation Meeting organized by the European Commission.

    The workshop was jointly organized by the coordinators of the ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB projects with the aim of presenting each project goals, their current achievements and future developments. This was expected to facilitate networking and interaction among the projects coordinators and selected distinguished stakeholders, among others Policy Makers, User Organization representatives, European Commission representatives.

    The workshop took place on the afternoon of Tuesday February 5th in Brussels, Belgium with the following agenda:

    • 13.30 - 14.45 Forewords and chairing by a representative of EDF; ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB individual presentations. 
    • 14.45 - 15.45 Projects demo, videos, posters and space for interaction
    • 15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break and end of the public session 

    The workshop continued with a private session reserved to the members of the four projects to explore interactions and synergies among the different projects.

    The event was chaired by Alejandro Moledo, Head of Policy at the European Disability Forum (EDF) 


  • 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.