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

Past Activities

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    Media Lab UOC (Rambla del Poblenou, 156 Barcelona)

Workshop organised by the NODES research group (UOC) on creating inclusive videos, based on the principles of digital accessibility. The workshop is aimed at raising awareness, and it introduces the core principles of creating accessible audiovisual content, based on the recommendations set forth by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). More information on the workshop

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    FabLab Cuenca

Researchers Carme Mangiron and María Eugenia Larreina participate in the 1st edition of FIVI (International Inclusive Video Game Festival) with two presentations and as jury members for the awards recognizing the most accessible games.

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    Madrid

The Network’s director and researcher at TransMedia Catalonia, Anna Matamala, will participate in the regional forum “Accessible Europe: ICT 4 All”, organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Commission, and co-organised by AccessibleEU. She will be one of the speakers at the round table “Accessibility in the Metaverse: Crafting Inclusive Virtual Worlds”.

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    Geneva, Switzerland

Sarah Anne McDonagh, researcher at TransMedia Catalonia, joins the focus group about metaverse at ITU in Geneva. The researcher will attend "MV Working Group 8 - Sustainability, Accessibility & Inclusion" to develop a technical report on accessibility in a sustainable metaverse.