Internet, audiovisual media and digital technology are transforming our world. Their potential, however, will not be fully realised until they become fully accessible, enabling all citizens to participate in everyday life.
Refugee groups in the areas where they have resettled in Europe are in constant danger of marginalization or exclusion due to different languages and communication strategies. One way of overcoming these barriers are new IT tools, that increase the media accessibility of refugees to foster social cohesion and mutual understanding.
The digital landscape has been changing since the introduction of the Internet in our lives. Surfing the web and interacting with digital devices and content has become a basic daily routine. Still at present most digital content is not accessible for all.
The goal of the project is to set up a new frontier in automate sign language interpreting with novel technologies and AI algorithm.
Immersive Accessibility is a project aiming at exploring how accessibility services can be efficiently integrated with immersive media.
Real-time subtitlers, also called live captioners, produce transcripts of what speakers say in many contexts: cultural events, workplaces, parliamentary assemblies, broadcasts, educational, other.
One of the many challenges people with various degrees of sensory disabilities face is their difficulty to access mainstream products and services and therefore they are often excluded from enjoying audio-visual services.
EASIT aims to have an impact on the training of professionals who will guarantee a higher social inclusion at European level by providing content which is easy to read and easy to understand.
This special issue collects articles that present some projects on media accessibility and contextualise them within the broader context of the social changes we are facing.
The strength of the European project lies in the aim of creating a community by embracing the diversity of its members. Unity in diversity means promoting the value of the vast human variety expressed by all its citizens.
Thanks to YouTube it’s never been easier – or more entertaining – to learn about science. The EuroScientist team has browsed some of YouTube’s most popular and emerging science channels to bring you a list of our their ten favourites. This list is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to share your favourites in the comment box below!
A group of scientists and science communicators based in Lisbon, Portugal, started a video contest with the goal of raising public awareness to the crucial role that science plays in our daily lives and in our future. The video contest, dubbed ’Invest in our Future – Invest in science’, invites you to look at the world afresh and realise the great contribution of science to our lives and the endless possibilities it opens for our future.