Auf einem aufgeklappten 360°-Bild sind der ImAc-Player inklusive Untertitel-Einstellungen sowie eingeblendete Untertitel zu sehen (Bild: rbb Innovationsprojekte)
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2017 - 2020 - ImAc - 360° Video Accessibility

Our experience with media accessibility helps us ensure new services are accessible for all viewers. As the amount of immersive 360° video and VR content steadily increase, so does the variety of devices upon which to consume it. In the ImAc project we found solutions to enhance accessibility of such immersive media content. Thus, users were of particular relevance to this project, and were deeply involved in providing feedback and requirements.

The Project

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    The goal of the project was to develop a technical platform enabling the enrichment of 360° video with subtitles and sign language, enhancing accessibility.

    A further aspect was the personalisation of subtitles design and sign language presentation according to the requirements and preferences of users.

    Project partners developed tailor-made tools to produce the accessible content and are researching methods for distribution and playback of immersive media via broadcast and the internet.

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    360° content by adaptingestablished accessibility practices in TV to incorporate immersive media. We worked closely with users with accessibility needs and with their representative organisations in Berlin and Brandenburg to develop concepts and gather feedback on usability.

    In addition, ImAc developed a platform which spans the entire production and distribution chain. rbb brought its broadcaster expertise to the formulation of requirements and validated tools with professional users.

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    Anglatecnic SL, Spain | Website

    Corporacio Catalana de Mit Jans Audiovisual SSA, Spain | Website

    Fundacio Privada i2CAT, Internet i Innovaccio Digital a Catalunya, Spain | Website

    Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH, Germany | Website

    Motion Spell, France | Website

    Royal National Institut of the Blind, United Kingdom | Website

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spanien | Webseite

    University of Salford, United Kingdom | Webseite