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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    Queretaro, Mexico

Estel·la Oncins and Pilar Orero, researchers at TransMedica Catalonia, are participating in the 4th International Telecommunication Union Forum, "Shaping the CitiVerse: People Centred Cities & Virtual Worlds."  Orero as a speaker in the session "Digital Frontiers: Navigating the Digital Landscape of the CitiVerse," and Oncins as a participant in the 5th meeting of the focus group on accessibility and inclusion in the metaverse.

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    Cavtat, Croatia

Researchers Geraint Paul Rees, Blanca Arias-Badia, Elisenda Bernal, and Sergi Torner are participating in the 21st EURALEX International Congress Lexicography and Semantics with a workshop on accessibility for dictionary creators, linguistic software developers, and lexicography researchers.

Past Activities

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    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra

The CROMA 2.0 project aims to help young people in vulnerable situations regain interest in learning. Chiara Gunella, Marina Pujadas, and Sarah McDonagh, researchers from the TransMedia Catalonia group, participate in a workshop on how to create videos about sustainability that are accessible to everyone. Promoted by FAS (Fundació Autònoma Solidària).

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Afra Pascual, researcher from GRIHO (UdL), participates in the webinar "Do you want to learn about the latest developments in digital accessibility?", organized by MTP, a company specialized in ensuring digital products and services.

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    Badalona (Barcelona)

#100tífiques is organised on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) to inspire children, overcome stereotypes in the world of science and technology, and promote networking among women scientists in the country. Blanca Arias, from the TraDiLex research group, conducts a presentation about communication accessibility.

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TransMedia Catalonia brings together educators, researchers, UX experts, air quality specialists, and accessibility experts in the webinar "Smart and Accessible Tools for Education for Sustainable Development" to present cutting-edge educational tools from two European projects: GreenSCENT and ClearClimate. Te webinar will be held during the LearningPlanet Festival, organized by LearningPlanet Institute and UNESCO for International Education Day.