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Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content

Objective

One of the many challenges people with various degrees of disabilities face (visually or hearing impaired) is their inability and difficulty to access mainstream products and services thus being excluded from enjoying audio-visual services on an equal basis as people without disabilities. Marginalising people with disabilities on this level is a critical and problematic issue, especially in today’s “Information Society”, where access to information should be freely available to all, in order for each individual to be able to reach his/her maximum potential, personally, professionally and socially. While these challenges have been identified, they have not been addressed yet efficiently since existing solutions still inherit characteristics of the analogue TV or just focus on traditional TV viewing.

In this context, the EasyTV system aims not only to ease the access to multimedia services, by offering novel media delivery mechanisms but also to move one step further, by enhancing interaction based on a multi-language approach, and adapt it to the user’s preferences providing personalised content in a integrated single multiterminal platform. Specifically EasyTV will be based on four pillars:
a) Improved access services for enhanced multimedia visual and sound experience for people with disabilities.
b) Improved personalisation of the content experiencing and interaction, towards a hyper-personalised experience to all.
c) Novel technologies to break the sign language barrier (based on crowdsourcing techniques).
d) Improvement and development of voice and gesture/gaze recognition to control the TV set and TV applications (e.g. eye movement or head movement) in the form of a universal remote control.

Different testing with users will establish a close cooperation by exchanging experiences among the different partners and user groups, in order to enhance the whole evaluation and validation process of the EasyTV technology

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2016-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Net EU contribution
€ 592 625,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 480 812,50
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 206 062,50
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 599 875,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIAVOICE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 399 875,00
Address
Via Sante Bargellini 4
00157 Roma

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 171 375,00
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 335 000,00
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CORPORACIO CATALANA DE MITJANS AUDIOVISUALS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 625,00
Address
Via Augusta 252
08017 Sant Joan Despi Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 106 125,00
ARX NET AE YPIRESIES KAI EPICHIRISIS DIADIKTYOU ANONIMI ETAIRIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 280 437,50
Address
L. Sofoy 18 Kai Typoy 3
54625 Thessaloniki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 120 187,50
FUNDACION CNSE PARA LA SUPRESION DE BARRERAS DE COMUNICACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 148 250,00
Address
Calle Islas Aleutianas 28
28035 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti ONLUS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 168 750,00
Address
Via Borgognona 38
00187 Rome

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00