Because EQUAL Access to Media is a MUST in today's media scenario.
Accessibility assets such as captions in form of text or Braille, Sign Language (SL), subtitles, and audio description allow people with hearing or visual disabilities to have access to media content.
Innovative and emergent technologies have widened the options to consume media, and this has caused problems with accessing accessibility assets that have already been added.
Because of the variety of delivery options and technologies, there are multiple steps where captions can be lost; and the delivery and access to AD is not always easy along the path from distributor to distributor, or from provider to satellite, cable or Internet.
Access4All is concentrating efforts in providing a path that guarantees a better use of the worldwide existent accessibility looking to maximize costs and opportunities for all.
Our goals are that Access4All allows:
- Industry sharing, exchange, and acquisition of accessibility assets.
- Universal access to captions in text or Braille form, SL, subtitles, and audio descriptions, no matter the country, distributor, platform, or device.
- Use of emerging technologies, such as augmented reality or other future second-screen innovations, to facilitate viewer access to accessibility assets of audiovisual content.