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MediaFutures Seminar: Media Accessibility: Current Solutions and Future Challenges with Pilar Orero, Professor from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
October 4 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Pilar Orero, Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), will give a seminar on 4 October, at 13:00.
TITLE: MedIa Accessibility: Current Solutions and Future Challenges
WHEN: Tuesday 4 October, 13:00-14:00. There will be a lunch served at 12:30.
WHERE: MediaFutures & Online
Meeting ID: 649 4226 1686Password: MB926L47
The presentation will start describing the current situation of media accessibility, which is at an unprecedented moment for accessibility. The EU legal framework has forced national transpositions with concrete requirements. The European Accessibility Centre will open next year, and funding for research by EC is at all times high. Accessibility has moved from being an object of study, as a silo, to a horizontal prerequisite in any call where humans are involved. This presentation will inform of existing funded solutions and identify possible challenges that may need funding.
Professor Pilar Orero, PhD (UMIST, UK) works at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) in the TransMedia Catalonia Lab. She has written and edited many books, near 100 academic papers and almost the same number of book chapters –all on Media Accessibility. Leader and participant on numerous EU funded research projects focusing on media accessibility. She works in standardisation and participates in the UN ITU IRG-AVA – Intersector Rapporteur Group Audiovisual Media Accessibility, ISO and ANEC. She has been working on Immersive Accessibility for the past 4 years first in a project called ImAc, which results are now further developed in TRACTION, MEDIAVERSE, MILE, and has just started to work on green accessibility in GREENSCENT. She leads the EU network LEADME on Media Accessibility.
For more info please go to https://gent.uab.cat/pilarorero