GAAD - Global Accessibility Awareness Day

TransMedia Catalonia opens the doors of its laboratory to celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019:

Logo Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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.

On May 16th, from 10:00 to 13:00, TransMedia Catalonia will open the doors of its laboratory to all.

After being welcomed with a hot beverage, people will have the chance to meet our researchers and discuss with them the key aspects and social implications of digital and media accessibility. Visitors will be able to learn 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, live events like opera, and crowdsourcing for sign language. They will be 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.

One of the activities on the TransMedia Catalonia Open Day 2019 will be organised in collaboration with the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB, UK). Visitors will have the chance to test the Eyeware App. Eyeware is an Augmented Reality-based application available for iOS and Android that allows the user to experience the surrounding environment while simulating one of the six most common eye conditions.

The TMC laboratory is located in room 126 of the MRA building, at the University Campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra.

The TMC Open Day 2019 is organised in collaboration with the EU funded projects UMAQ (project n. 752659), ImAc (project n. 761974), EasyTV (761999), Helios (825585), ReBUILD (822215), ADLAB PRO (2016-1-IT02-K203-024311), EASIT (2018-1-ES01-KA203-05275), LTA (2018-1-DE01-KA203-004218), the Spanish-funded project RAD (PGC2018-096566-B-I00).

For more information:
Anna Matamala
+ 34 935 813 360
anna.matamala@uab.cat

 

 

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