The research group Transmedia Catalonia signed a collaboration agreement with APANAH, a non-profit association from Alicante for deaf people and their families. The collaboration will begin with the participation of APANAH members in the experiments of the European project Immersive Accessibility (ImAc). More info.
TMC researchers, Sara Rovira-Esteva and Irene Tor-Carroggio have been awarded the second prize of the XXX CAC Research Awards on Audiovisual Communication for their project entitled "Sensory Accessibility Services to Catalan-language televisions: current situation, needs and proposals for the future". More info.
Talk by Mario Montagud on Thursday 31th January 2019, 11:00-13:00 (room to be confirmed) on Multi-disciplinary Research in Multimedia Systems and Human-Computer Interaction: Success Stories. More info.
Anna Matamala presents ACT project at DidTrad (20-22/06/2018). Expanding translation training to accessibility : the ACT and ADLAB PRO projects.
Prof. Sattar Izwaini will give a talk on Tuesday 19th June, 09:30-10:30 (Room 107) on his research project: "Arabic subtitling: current situation and research prospects."
The MOOC on accessibility to the scenic arts of the ACT project has been launched. More information here.
The first interview of the UMAQ project is available. The interviewee is Alejandro Moledo, New Technologies & Innovation Officer of the European Disability Forum. The video of the interview is available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ntZHMJa6dcQ. An audio-only version is also available on the webradio FRED: http://www.fred.fm/uk/alejandro-moledo-umaq
Talk by Stephen Doherty on June 1st 2018, Sala Jordi Arbonès (FTI-UAB): “More multimodal and multilingual: Two novel applications for language technology in education and health communications.” Abstract.
AccessBCN project, led by Sara Rovira, presents its final report. It evaluates the accessibility of the services offered by the Barcelona city council: https://ddd.uab.cat/record/187486
A short video about the I Media Accessibility Platform Conference has been released. Watch it online here.
The MOOC "Accessibility to the Scenic Arts", coordinated by TransMedia Catalonia, will be funded under the Call "Convocatòria d’ajuts a la creació i producció de MOOC 1/2017" (Graduate School, UAB). The MOOC will be possible thanks to the ACT project.
SASTV (Serveis d'accessibilitat sensorial a les televisions catalanes: situació actual, necessitats i propostes de futur), a research project on accessibility in Catalan televisions led by Dr Rovira (2017-2018), has been funded in the call "XI Convocatòria per a la concessió d'ajuts a projectes de recerca sobre comunicació audiovisual del Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya (CAC) 2017".
TransMedia Catalonia gets funding to research accessibility in media environments, through the project Immersive Accessibility (ImAC), funded under ICT19-H2020 programme. The project will be led by Sergi Fernández (Fundació i2cat), with the participation of CCMA, Anglatècnic, Rbb, IRT, Motion Spell, University of Salford and RNIB.
EasyTV, H2020 ICT19 project with TransMedia Catalonia participation. The project, led by UPM (Spain) starting in September 2017, aims to ease access to multimedia services and improve user interaction with a multilingual approach. Partners: Engineering-Ingegneria Informatica, Mediavoice, Sezione Provinciale di Romma dell’Unione Italiana del Ciechi e Degli Ipovedenti, Fundación CNSE, CCMA, UAB, Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis and Arx-Net SA.
Gian Maria Greco has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship with the project "Understanding Media Accessibility Quality" (UMAQ). Gian Maria Greco will join TransMedia Catalonia and work on the project during 2 years.
Anna Jankowska, PhD, from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow joins us as a visiting scholar to carry out the ADDit! project (2016-2019) on transfer of intercultural references in audio description. The project is funded within the Mobility Plus programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. You can follow Anna Jankowska on FB.
TransMedia Catalonia participats in the project ADLAB PRO. More information about the project in the press release.