In these days Vienna is hosting the ITU-EC Forum for Europe on “Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL” . It is a regional event jointly organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and European Commission (EC), and hosted by United Nations Vienna.
Accessible Europe is held within the framework of the implementation of the Regional Initiative for Europe on Accessibility, affordability and skills development for all to ensure digital inclusion and sustainable development adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 and aiming at bridging the digital divide and equip all groups of society, including persons with disabilities and specific needs, to take advantage of ICT, by enabling capacity building in digital skills source: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Europe/Pages/Events/2018/AE/AccessibleEurope.aspx
CONTENT4ALL was mentioned as one of the H2020 ICT-19 EC funded projects in the “Accessibility Cluster”.
On October 3-5 CONTENT4ALL attended the “Languages and the Media” conference in Berlin, in particualr SwissTXT, Fincons Group and HFC were there.
SwissTXT had the possibility of presenting CONTENT4ALL within the session “About workflows and tools”, in a speech titled “Remote Live Puppeteering to Provide Live Signing”, which received a good welcome.
In addition to that, SwissTXT also took part in the Panel “Quality in media accessibility: current issues and future challenges” where a particular emphasis was given the role of end-users in defining quality.
Together with CONTENT4ALL, representative of other EU funded projects on Accessibility were on stage or interacting among the public, among others:
CONTENT4ALL proposal was successfully evaluated by the team of the Vertigo project and now CONTENT4ALL is listed among the possible projects artists can apply to. Artists have time until March 2nd to propose their concept, then the Vertigo project jury will select the winning artists and match them with the different winning projects. We expect artists to start their collaboration at the beginning of 2019.
On October 17th, 2017 the coordinator of CONTENT4ALL participated in the workshop “Collaboration Towards the Future of Media” in Bruxelles. The workshop gathered together all coordinators of projects founded under the call ICT-19-2017: Media and content convergence.
CONTENT4ALL presented a poster summing up the main project goals and technologies and could identify possible collaboration with other projects. In particular, during the parallel session, CONTENT4ALL was included into the “Accessibility” cluster, together with the ImAC project (http://www.imac-project.eu/) and the EasyTV project (http://easytvproject.eu)
The cluster discussed around the following topics and decided for common dissemination activities in the future.
Privacy and trust specific challenges
Exploitation of social networks and platforms
Opportunities for joint innovation, impact and exploitation in your cluster
Recommendations for future media policy (regulations, FP9) from the
Cluster internal collaboration objectives
Content4All has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°762021.