The TransMedia Catalonia research group has organized several events taking place this week.
The ARSAD congress on audio description will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the expected participation of more than 140 people from all over the world, and the RAD project as a central theme. The guest speaker is Ben Shirley of the University of Salford, who will discuss the new possibilities of next-generation audio.
A free seminar on the EASIT project will be held on Tuesday afternoon, dealing with the application of easy-to-understand language in audiovisual environments. Elizabet Serra, from Associació Lectura Fàcil, and Clara Delgado, from CEAPAT, are the guest speakers and 240 people will be able to access the teaching materials that have been generated within the framework of the project.
The week will continue with the M4ALL9 international conference from Wednesday to Friday. It began in 2005 in Barcelona. After being held al over the world (Portugal, Belgium, United Kingdom, Croatia, Australia, Sweden), it returns to Barcelona in a virtual format. The keynote speakers are Shadi Abou-Zahra (W3C) and Mariana Diaz-Wionczek (NYU), and virtual assistance is planned for more than 230 participants who will be able to enjoy 2 workshops, 1 round table, 3 panels and 80 presentations.