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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

Celebrating the International Day of Sign Languages

We are celebrating the International Day of Sign Languages sharing with you the promotional video (click to view) created to describe the technologies employed in the project at the NAB 2020 event. You can find the whole script here below. CONTENT4ALL is a European Commission co-founded R&D project with the objective of developing a sustainable

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

CONTENT4ALL at NAB 2020: winner for the NAB 2020 Technology Innovation Award!!!

We’re proud to announce that the CONTENT4ALL project won the NAB Technology Innovation Award 2020. The NAB Technology Innovation Award was first presented at the 2009 NAB Show award to organizations that bring advanced technology exhibits and demonstrations of significant merit to the NAB Show. Moreover, the nominated exhibit should present advanced research and development

Vertigo Starts artistic residency inspired by CONTENT4ALL presented: “Muted, a fall through silence” by Christophe Monchalin

Within the framework of the VERTIGO STARTS initiative of the European Commission, CONTENT4ALL hosted an artistic residency between 2019 and 2020. Christophe Monchalin, the artist funded by Vertigo, found inspiration from the project technologies, in particular those of our partner Fraunhofer HHI, to realize its artwork exploring the topics of abandonment through different angles –

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

Volumetric video capture at HHI for the Content4All project

A second iteration of the virtual human has been captured in the volumetric video studio of HHI in Berlin, Germany. Two deaf signers (VGT, DSGS) gave their best performance to meet at the end their digital twins. A short impression in following video:

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