National Association of Broadcasters

winner of the NAB Technology Innovation Award 2020

Gregg Young

Content4All serving the deaf community

The Future is now, Content4All is closing the project phase and looking to continue to collaborate with the deaf communities in Europe and different media industries to make more content accessible!

Update, online survey now closed!

New online survey available! Updated, survey is closedWe have developed a new survey to test how well the information of a signed weather forecast (by a human signer) is transferred by the different technologies we are exploring in the project.We would like to ask you to take a few minutes in supporting our project by

Automated Sign Language to produce signs helping the Deaf, not the hearing…

Automated Sign Language Production is the automatic translation from a spoken language to a sign language. The ultimate goal would be to automatically produce a video of a signer that is indistinguishable from a real person. If done well, this could be an important technology for the Deaf community, increasing the quantity of sign language

Online questionnaire Content4All

The online survey was conducted between mid-January and end-March 2020. You can find more information on the Survey page. With our survey we would like to find out, how exactly a TV picture should look like, in which a virtual sign language interpreter translates spoken language into sign language. For this purpose, we need to

Content4All at IBC, FutureZone in the Media Accessibility booth together with other Horizon2020 projects: ImAc and EasyTV

For the first time a joined effort from three European ‘Horizon2020’ projects collaborated in a booth in the Future Zone of IBC showing their research and development products and services targeting ‘Media Accessibility’. Dive into the exciting European “Horizon2020” collaborative projects, researching and developing products and services targeting media accessibility:  Content4All:  AI and photorealistic 3D virtual humans for

HFC concludes unique user research as part of Content4All: Deaf community gives input on media behaviours and requirements to use virtual humans in media formats. They explain how it worked in the following interview.

Hello Astrid, Vaishnavi, (from HFC) you are doing the user research in the Content4All project.  Can you first elaborate on your approach towards this research? Our users, deaf and hard of hearing, use their visual senses much more than hearing people do. That’s why, they have a different experience of watching TV. This is because

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.