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:
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 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 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.
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
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.