Place: Campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra.
Kind of event : Academic
Outreach : the information about the event was sent to UAB’s press centre and it was also spread through:
-TransMedia Catalonia (TMC) research group’s community manager.
-UAB Department of Translation and Interpreting and East Asian Studies’ community manager.
The details were also sent to:
-Different associations of citizens with functional diversity TMC has been working with.
-Translation and Interpreting Faculty’s web manager.
-Ramon Lamiel (Barcelona’s Institute of Persons with Disabilities)
-UAB’s Research Vice-rectorate (to make the information circulate among all the campus).
-Ricard Fernández Ontiveros (Barcelona City Council Department of Social Rights’ manager)
Link to the main event: http://www.uab.cat/web/news/detall-noticia-1334210389781.html?noticiaid=1345756575041
Summary of the participation: May 17 is the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org). Organisations and Institutions around the world organise simple meeting to raise awareness on accessibility, mainly web/digital. Events are organised by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, universities, associations etc.
The TransMedia Catalonia research group celebrated the Global Accessibility Awareness Day launching the first TransMedia Catalonia Open Day. The group’s researchers presented research projects they are currently working on (including EasyTV) and discover accessibility progresses in the areas of immersive technologies, audio description, subtitling, electrophysiological research, quality models, and development of an app for media accessibility.
The event was organised in collaboration with the EU funded projects UMAQ (project n. 752659.), ACT (project n. 2015-1-ES01-KA203-015734), ImAc (project n. 761974), EasyTV (project n. 761999), ADLAB PRO (2016-1-IT02-K203-024311), the Spanish-funded project NEA (project FFI2015-64038-P), and the Polish-funded project ADDit! (1311/MOB/IV/2015/0).