Developing accessibility multimedia services: The case of EasyTV

Dimitrios Konstantinidis, Kosmas Dimitropoulos, Kiriakos Stefanidis, Thanassis Kalvourtzis, Salim Gannoum, Nikolaos Kaklanis, Konstantinos Votis, Petros Daras, Sara Rovira-Esteva, Pilar Orero, Silvia Uribe, Francisco Moreno, Alvaro Llorente, Pablo Calleja, Maria Poveda-Villalón, Pasquale Andriani, Giuseppe Vitolo, Giuseppa Caruso, Nicolamaria Manes, Fabrizio GiacomelliJordi Fabregat, Francesc Mas, Jordi Mata, Stavros Skourtis, Chrysostomos Bourlis, Giuliano Frittelli, Emilio Ferreiro Lago, Federico Alvarez

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People with various degrees of disabilities (e.g., visually or hearing impaired) often find it difficult to access mainstream products and services and thus they are excluded from enjoying audio-visual services on an equal basis as people without disabilities. These people feel marginalized in today's digital society and they are unable to reach their maximum potential personally, professionally and socially. EasyTV aims to address these issues by providing numerous services that not only ease the access of people with disabilities to multimedia services, but also enhance interaction with the media through a multi-language approach that adapts content based on user's preferences. In this work, the main EasyTV services are described in detail. Furthermore, an evaluation of the main services by end users is presented and discussed in order to highlight the importance of offering accessibility services to people with disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2020 - Conference Proceedings
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377737
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


  • accessibility
  • artificial intelligence
  • interaction
  • personalization
  • semantics
  • sign language

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