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

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: https://imx.acm.org/2020/

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

News Localization and accessibility services at a very large scale

RuFilms™ and Maraphon dubbing and post-production studio announce their strategic partnership initiative
On December 7, 2018, RuFilms™ as the leader of the audiovisual translation, accessibility and localization market officially announced that Maraphon dubbing studio (Moscow) becomes a member of RuFilms group of companies on the parity basis. This statement means that the movie, TV and OTT industries witness the emergence of an alliance capable of providing the full range of large-volume audiovisual localization and accessibility services under tightest deadlines.

Submitted by Ivan Borshchevsky on Mon, 10/12/2018 - 04:28

News Live audio description during the Paradelphian Games in Russia

The Second International Paradelphian Games of creative competitions for people with disabilities were held Izhevsk (Udmurtia, Russia) in November. They gathered more than 1500 participants from 20 countries who demonstrated their skills in several competitions including circus, theatre, music, choreography, and sign language singing.

Submitted by Ivan Borshchevsky on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 09:58

News A web-based Russian-language AD project unites volunteer describers

Margarita Melnikova, a blind linguist and translator, created a web-based project "Describe It to Me" (http://xn----jtbhavgci6f.xn--p1ai/). Its purpose is to give the blind and visually impaired people an opportunity to understand what a certain object, image, or event look like. They can contact the project staff and send them an image (i.e. something found in the internet), video, etc., and volunteers will describe it. Besides, volunteers also send their description of interesting images or videos they have found themselves.

Submitted by Ivan Borshchevsky on Sat, 10/11/2018 - 09:14

News Languages and the Media conference. Second day

The second and last day of the Languages and the Media Conference will bring us a series of parallel sessions on many topics such as: platforms, training, immersive environments, dubbing, live subtitling, working practices, automation, etc.  More information on the online programme https://www.languages-media.com/conference_programme_2018.php

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Fri, 05/10/2018 - 10:52

News Languages and the Media pre-conference workshops on 03/10

The following pre-conference workshops will take place on Wednesday at Languages and the Media conference in Berlin.

Workshop 1. Designing a Course on Media Accessibility, by Gert Vercauteren and Nina Reviers.

Workshop 2. Accessible filmmaking in practice, by Pablo Romero-Fresco.

Workshop 3. Subtitling in immersive formats, by Pilar Orero, Francesc Mas, Sonali Rai, Chris Hughes and Enric Torres.

Workshop 4. Interlingual respeaking, by Elena Davitti, Annalisa Sandrelli and Pablo Romero-Fresco.

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Tue, 02/10/2018 - 17:45

News Languages and the Media programme online

'The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Reshaping Languages in the Media' is the topic of the 18th Languages and the Media conference, which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from 3rd – 5th October 2018. Languages and the Media will examine in detail the various developments, innovations and changes that are setting the framework for the future of the audiovisual media industry and the role of languages in it.

Submitted by Anna Matamala on Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:35