CONTENT4ALL mentioned at the “Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL” event

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”.

CONTENT4ALL at the “Language and the Media 2018” conference

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:

IBC report

The International Broadcasting Convention, more commonly known by its acronym IBC, is an annual trade show, held in September at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. IBC’s tagline is “The World’s Most Influential Media, Entertainment & Technology Show” and is aimed at broadcasters, content creators/providers, equipment manufacturers, professional and technical associations, and other participants in the broadcasting, entertainment and technology industry.

Content4All was represented on the booth of SwissTXT in the exhibition area.  A full description of the project was explained and people with interest in accessibility were professional guided by Robin Ribback, representative in the Content4All project.

 

 

CONTENT4ALL to host an Artistic Residency within the framework of the Vertigo project.

Back in December 2017 CONTENT4ALL applied as ICT founded project to host an Artistic Residency within the framework of the Vertigo project: https://vertigo.starts.eu/call/for/call-for-ict-projects.

CONTENT4ALL featured on the webpage of the Vertigo project for artists to apply

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.

To apply for the CONTENT4ALL projects, artists should visit the following page and submit their application on the Vertigo project website: https://vertigo.starts.eu/calls/2017-2/projects/detail/content4all-personalised-content-creation-for-the-deaf-community-in-a-connected-digital-single-market.

P.S. Vertigo is a project of the STARTS i.e. (S+T)*ARTS
(Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS) initiative

CONTENT4ALL mentioned in a Gartner Research report

CONTENT4ALL was mentioned in a Gartner Research report among one of the projects where AI techniques can dramatically change the ways Video Creative Industry operates.

Fernando Elizalde (2018, January 31). Market Insight: Three Key Areas in Which AI Will Disrupt the Video Entertainment Ecosystem (ID: G00340595). Retrieved from Gartner database.

Screenshot of the Gartner Website where the Gartner Research report mentioning CONTENT4ALL was published.

 

Getting to know a deaf signer

On the 13th of November, the consortium of Content4All was welcomed at Fraunhofer in Germany. For this occasion, HFC had invited Rafael, an amiable deaf person who has been working as signer for the daily news shows of ZDF and ARD. Rafael immersed the consortium in the world of signing: from the history, to the linguistic structure of sign language. Moreover, we were able to take our first steps in signing ourselves. At the end of the day, the consortium went home inspired and with a deeper understanding of sign language.

  

CONTENT4ALL at the Workshop: “Collaboration Towards the Future of Media”

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 poster and poster location during the “Collaboration Towards the Future of Media” workshop

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
Some of the many posters on show during the “Collaboration Towards the Future of Media” workshop.

 

Our kick-off in Lugano

On September 7-8, 2017 all consortium partners gathered in Lugano, headquarter of coordinator Fincons, for the first meeting to kick off the project. During those two days we discussed the technical work and general approach.

The Content4All Kick-off team