Activities

The AccessCat Network and its members organise and participate in different types of activities and actions.

Some activities are addressed to the public—such as awareness-raising activities, demonstrations, showcases, and some training activities—and some actions are carried out within the research groups—such as international missions or standardisation activities.

Awareness-raising Activities

Activities organised by researchers in the network in order to spread their knowledge on accessibility to society. The goal is to raise awareness on how important it is for everyone to have access to communication and information, as well as to offer innovative solutions.

International Missions

Activities abroad through which researchers in the network acquire new abilities and knowledge that will help them transfer their specific research to society.

Standardisation

Researchers in the network participate in drafting regulations, standards, or high-level documents in European and international bodies (ISO, UNE, ITU, CEN, EBU…) to ensure accessibility is taken into account in public policies.

Training

Capsules or training sessions on accessibility to information and communication geared towards companies, institutions, and entities. There is also training for researchers in the network on how to evaluate and transfer research results.

Support for Disruptive Solutions

Contest addressed to researchers in the network to fund and support innovative proposals that find solutions to issues related to accessibility to communication and information.

Demonstrations and Showcases

Activities held by researchers in the network at fairs, congresses and conferences to show the technologies and services created by the research groups.

Future Activities

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    13:45
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    Rectorate Auditorium UAB (UAB Campus)

The AccessCat Network, with the support of the Vice-Rectorate for Transfer, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship of the UAB and the AGAUR through the Grants for R&D&I Networks (2021XARDI00007), and in collaboration with the UAB Research Park and the General Directorate of Knowledge Transfer of the Government of Catalonia, organizes a conference on knowledge transfer in social sciences and humanities.

Only for researchers

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    13:00
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    14:00
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    Virtual

The second training capsule of the AccessCat Network is titled "Getting started in the world of standardization." Presented by Anna Matamala, Cris Ladaga, Estel·la Oncins, and Sarah MacDonagh (researchers from AccessCat).

Only for researchers

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    13:00
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    14:00
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    Virtual

The third training capsule of the AccessCat Network is titled "Communication Tips to Increase Impact in Transfer." Presented by Eva Loste (CEO of Ubik Media, a scientific communication agency).

Only for researchers

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    12:00
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    14:00
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    Virtual

The fourth training capsule of the AccessCat Network is titled " Intellectual property in the Research Field." Presented by the intellectual property experts from ClarkeModet.

Past Activities

Only for researchers

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    12:00
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    14:00
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    Virtual

The first training capsule of the AccessCat Network is titled "Discover the transfer potential of your research and turn it into an impactful project." Conducted by Javier de la Ossa (entrepreneurship support expert, acceleration program specialist, and trainer) and Cristina Saénz de Pipaón (Ph.D. in physics, entrepreneur, acceleration program expert, and trainer).

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    Online

To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), TransMedia and Xarxa AccessCat researcher Pilar Orero participated in the webinar on Immersive Inclusivity: Enhancing Virtual Worlds with Accessibility, an event to celebrate the diversity within the autism community and to recognize the importance of creating environments that embrace everyone, regardless of their neurodiversity. This webinar is held in the frame of the Digital Transformation Dialogues.

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    15:00
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    16:30
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    Online

The I Call for Disruptive Solutions resolution will be held online on March 19th. The proposals that have passed the written phase of the I Call for Disruptive Solutions will be presented orally to the evaluation committee during the event. At the end of the event, the two winning solutions will be announced. The event will be in Catalan, with live subtitles and Catalan sign language interpretation.

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    09:30
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    11:30
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    Fira Barcelona (Barcelona)

The AccessCat Network participates in the 33rd edition of Saló de l'Ensenyament at EspaiCiència with two activities, one led by the CLiC research group (UB) and another led by TransMedia Catalonia (UAB).