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One size fits one – accessibility through preferences

June 4 @ 11:00 - 11:20

Yngvar Nordberg, representing TV 2 Skole AS and WP4 on Media Content Interaction & Accessibility, will be an invited presenter at the COST LEAD-ME Seminar on “Media Accessibility in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, taking place on June 4, 2024, at the St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus.

Remote participants are welcome: 
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/mdr-wyvp-ccm

Yngvar Nordberg, TV 2 Skole AS and WP4, title: 

One size fits one – accessibility through preferences

In 1992, all state-run special schools were closed with the exception of schools for sign language students. The ideology was that special education should take place in a classroom setting together with peers at the local school. In the compulsory primary school, achieving a ‘school for all’, or one that is fully inclusive, is an important policy goal and part of the official aims behind the system of education for all children in Norway. TV 2 Schools educational web-service – elevkanalen.no – has for more than 10 years developed an API that governs a very successful preference-dashboard. Teacher set preferences on his/her pupils. Eye-gaze navigation, one-button navigation, two-button navigation etc.; symbol-support; background colors, font color – It is a user-centric design backed up by national activities in Standards Norway Committee 607 and ongoing work in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 36/WG 7 – metadata for individualized accessibility. To achieve true accessibility – AI is obviously the road ahead. Machine learning that automatically detects the users needs is already a component in our one fits one approach, but we need more. This goes for navigation – AI-driven eye-gaze calibration AI-driven tasks like alt-text to pictures, and captions to film for the blind; text-levels etc. We believe our activities already has a proven potential outside our own organisation in Norway and would love to present them in a Lead-Me – context.

More on COST LEAD-ME: 

LEAD-ME aims to help European stakeholders in the field of Media Accessibility to meet legal milestones requested by European legislation. Researchers, engineers and scholars as well as businesses and policy makers will be empowered by LEAD-ME with a common and unique platform which will collect, create, and disseminate innovative technologies and solutions, best practices and guidelines.