These are the latest news from the area of media accessibility around the world.

News Open Call for LEAD-ME short-term scientific mission

Short-term scientific missions are exchange visits for researchers within the LEAD-ME Action. Individuals can spend up to six months at an institution or laboratory based in a different country which is also part of the Action. This is a unique opportunity to receive funding for implementing a project with an international team where the STMS grantees can gain new knowledge and skills in media accessibility or access equipment or techniques that are not available in their home institution.

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 17:20

News CFP: ARSAD 2023

ARSAD will take place in Barcelona, in April 2023.

The call for papers is open until 30 September 2022.

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Submitted by Anna Matamala on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 17:17

News CFP: Media for All 10

Media for All Conference will take place in Antwerp, in July 2023.

The call for papers is open until 1July 2022.

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Submitted by Anna Matamala on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 17:14

News Eurasian Subtitlers' League made an audio description of a silent film

On August 11, 2021, a group of audio describers from the Eurasian Subtitlers's League made the first ever Russian audio description of a silent film. It was George Méliès's "A Trip to the Moon" (1902).
The choice of the film is not accidental. Georges Méliès was not only a well-known screenwriter, director and actor. He came up with the idea of providing silent films with a short commentary describing what was happening on the screen.

Submitted by Ivan Borshchevsky on Thu, 12/08/2021 - 07:45

News MAP will be presented at the Mobile Week

TransMedia Catalonia will have a space at Mobile Week Tecnocampus (Mataró) as part of the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021July 7th, 2021, 10:00 am - 14:00 pm (CET)

TransMedia Catalonia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) will create a showroom where participants can learn and interact with five different technologies: 360 environments, eye- tracking, citizen journalism, ubiquitous and seamless human interaction with space, and accessibility consultancy and training. 

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Sat, 03/07/2021 - 08:43

News Launch of the stable release of the Media Accessibility Platform to celebrate GAAD 2021

The Media Accessibility Platform will launch its stable release on 20 May 2021 to celebrate the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

The Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a worldwide event held every year on the third Thursday of May. The GAAD 2021 will be celebrated on the 20th of May. The GAAD aims at raising awareness about digital access and inclusion.

Submitted by Gian Maria Greco on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 20:10

News Media for All 2021 and ARSAD 2021: save the date!

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 12:20

News IMX 2020, Barcelona 17-19 June 2020

TVX / IMX is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into interactive media experiences. The conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology and sociology. Read more here:

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 12:18