In der rbb-HbbTV-Startleiste wird die rbb-Untertitel-App fokussiert (Bild: rbb Innovationsprojekte)
Bild: rbb Innovationsprojekte

- The World of Subtitles

Already 10 years ago, the rbb Innovations team began to research and enhance subtitles. The project DTV4All focussed on the graphic presentation of subtitles on TV.

The follow-up project HBB-NEXT developed the technology enabling viewers with smart TVs to adapt the position, font size and design of subtitles according to their particular preference for broadcast TV. This accessibility feature is now available on the national TV channel 'Das Erste' and in all ARD regional broadcasters' HbbTV launcher bar.

The next logical step was to ensure subtitles, professionally created for TV broadcasts were available for on-demand content. In the HBB4ALL project, and in cooperation with SWR, we introduced subtitles to the HbbTV on-demand video library.

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Der Preis "Goldene Krone - Leipziger Kunstpreis für Gehörlose" in der Kategorie "Sonderpreis 2015" wird in einer Hand gehalten (Bild: rbb Innovationsprojekte)
rbb Innovationsprojekte


The rbb Innovations team uses state-ofthe art technology to support barrier-free access to rbb content for those with sight and hearing difficulties. One example is personalisable subtitles for use on TV, with on-demand content and in all other programme services.

In der Sandmann-App für HbbTV wird während des Abspielens eines Videos ein Gebärdendolmetscher eingeblendet (Bild: rbb Innovationsprojekte)
rbb Innovationsprojekte

Sign Language for All

The Sandmännchen app allows the popular children's character to strew his magic dream-sand at the user's request. The app, also has sign language functionality, and features child-friendly controls with navigation via the remote control.

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

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.