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1 International Telecommunication Union Focus Group Meeting 3 19 January 2012 Barcelona (UAB) Peter Olaf Looms Chairman FG-AVA ITU-T Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (FG AVA) version 1

2 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA: What are we aiming to do? October 2012 January 2012

3 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA: Where are we now? January 2012 What is the final deliverable?

4 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA: the final deliverable From AVA-I-0002: Suggested objectives and procedures for the first Focus Group meeting By October 2012 we will have produced... The FG AVA roadmap: suggested accessibility actions that provide ITU with solid basis for future work (e.g. What needs to be changed or added to standardization,legislation and media regulation to make AV media more accessible?) Our roadmap gives concrete examples of good practice (How can we make AV media accessible?) Our roadmap shows how the UN CRPD* can be applied to the delivery, use and enjoyment of digital AV media (How can CRPD make a difference?) Persons with disabilities feel that the Focus Group has made a difference to AV media. UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) accessibility. * CRPD = UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities *UN CRPD = UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

5 International Telecommunication Union Accessibility = AV Media for All Listening Watching Sharing Participating Enjoying Creating?

6 6 International Telecommunication Union Which AV-Media? (Need to have or Nice to have?) Source: The Economist Print Edition December 10, 2011

7 7 Which AV-Media? How much is spent globally? Forecast Sources: The Economist Print Edition December 10, 2011; IDATE Next Gen TV from World Television Markets January 2010

8 8 Which AV-Media? How many have access?Internet TV Source: ITU Geneva November 2011 Approx. 20% of the global population have no electricity* * Ban Ki-moon Powering sustainable energy for all International Herald Tribune page 12 January page 12 January Mobilestatistics will be added

9 International Telecommunication Union AV-Media Digital Media Content TV & Radio programs Social Media Films Video games (?) Platforms (networks) Digital Broadcast IPTV Open Internet Mobile & Wireless Net Digital TV Receivers PCs Smartphones & Tablets Peripherals e.g. Remote Controls Assistive Technologies e.g.Hearing aids Devices From AVA-I-0003: Scoping the terms audiovisual media and accessibility

10 10 International Telecommunication Union AV-Media Accessibility What can we do? Usability: do something to make programs as intelligible as possible Context of use: platform issues Remote control design Pips on mobile keyboards user profiles to access media direct connections from TV and mobile to hearing aids Access services: offer captioning, audio description, sign language Intelligent devices: make devices truly assistive

11 11 International Telecommunication Union Our road map - the process Putting the pieces together Future Present Gap between vision and current situation Gap between vision and current situation

12 12 International Telecommunication Union What actions can bridge the gap? Where are we now? What are the key obstacles? Where do we want AV Media to be? What roadmap of actions and metrics do we recommend to the ITU? Our road map - the process Putting the pieces together Future Present Gap between vision and current situation Gap between vision and current situation

13 13 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Deliverables

14 14 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - plans in Sept 2011

15 15 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - revised plans

16 16 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - revised plans Participants from stakeholders who really know what they are talking about Participants from stakeholders who really know what they are talking about

17 17 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - revised plans Self-funded: Participants have limited or no resources for international travel Self-funded: Participants have limited or no resources for international travel

18 18 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - revised plans 1. Focus on virtual communication in Working Groups 1. Focus on virtual communication in Working Groups

19 19 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - revised plans 2. Working Groups working over two days using GetToWebinar to discuss and edit draft outputs. 2. Working Groups working over two days using GetToWebinar to discuss and edit draft outputs.

20 20 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Meetings - revised plans 3.Changed focus of international meetings: feedback on preliminary findings 3.Changed focus of international meetings: feedback on preliminary findings

21 21 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Working Groups Working Group A: Captioning Working Group B: Audio/Video description and spoken captions Working Group C: Visual signing and sign language Working Group D: Emerging access services Working Group E: EPGs & on-air promotion Working Group F: Participation and digital media Working Group G: Digital Broadcast Television Working Group H: IPTV Working Group I: Mobile and handheld devices Working Group J: Key Performance Indicators Working Group K: Accessible Working Procedures

22 22 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Working Group Activities WG coordinators to identify interdependencies at regular meetings via Web

23 23 International Telecommunication Union FG AVA Working Group - logistics Joining a Working Group: Contact the secretariat to get access to the group at Contributing to answers to the 4 questions: Writing in a closed environment for each WG using a collaborative working tool. The agreed WG starting point for from this meeting will be posted by the FG AVA management (we will be using SharePoint) Discussing differences of opinion between FG AVA meetings: Using Skype, exchanges, GetToMeeting or Adobe Connect (the FG AVA secretariat will assist here) Agreeing with others in the WG that a preliminary version is ready: Publishing a frozen draft on the FG AVA website for discussion with stakeholders (the coordinator sends the document to the FG AVA secretariat so that it can be posted) WG coordinators revising a draft briefing document for circulation to FG AVA members by January 26.

24 24 International Telecommunication Union Questions? FG AVA

25 25 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Welcome note by Dr Maria José Recoder, Vice-Rector of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB 1 Opening of the Focus Group AVA and introductions AVA-I-0086 – Presentation of the ITU-T Focus Group AVA Meeting no. 3: 19 January 2012, Barcelona, Spain 2 Approval of draft agenda and documentation allocation AVA-I-0055r1 - Meeting Agenda – Third FG Audiovisual Media Accessibility 3Approval of second FG AVA meeting Report AVA-O-0002 Report of the second FG AVA meeting (Geneva, 15 September 2011) 4Review of progress on Logistics and infrastructure for the work of the FG and its Working Groups since second FG AVA meeting

26 26 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (2 - CONTINUED) 5Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups Working Group: ALL - Overview of inputs addressed to All WGs AVA-I ITU Workshop on "Telecommunications Relay Services for Persons with Disabilities", Geneva, Switzerland, 25 November 2011 AVA-I Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and decision of 20 October 2011 order overturning the 2006 Anglers Order AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What is this report about and what is it for? AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Which viewers have difficulties accessing television? AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What can currently be done to make audiovisual content more accessible? – the value proposition AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Which access services can currently be offered with television programmes? AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Managing change – introducing and scaling up an access service

27 27 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (3 - CONTINUED) 5Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Incentives and sanctions – what mechanisms exist to promote access service provision? AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Terminology and definitions for FG AVA 5.1Working Group A:Captioning (Clyde Smith) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: How are access services produced, delivered and used? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What does it cost to set up and run a given access service for audiovisual content? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: The market for accessibility what business models exist so that access services can be offered on a sustainable basis? (WGs A, B, C) AVA-I The eAccess project (the eAccessibility network) (Indra Software Lab.) (WGs: A, B, C, G)

28 28 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (4 - CONTINUED) 5Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups 5.2Working Group G: Digital Broadcast Television (Nick Tanton and Peter Mølsted) AVA-I Report from Working Group G Digital Broadcast Television AVA-I The eAccess project (the eAccessibility network) (Indra Software Lab.) (WGs: A, B, C, G) 10:45 – 11:15 BREAK

29 29 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (5 - CONTINUED) 5Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups 5.3Working Group B: Audio/Video description and spoken captions (Pilar Orero and Aline Remael) AVA-I Report from Working Group B Audio/Video description and spoken captions AVA-I Audio Description and Audio Subtitling: Who Needs It? AD user personas AVA-I Making Television Accessible: How are access services produced, delivered and used? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What does it cost to set up and run a given access service for audiovisual content? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: The market for accessibility what business models exist so that access services can be offered on a sustainable basis? (WGs A, B, C) AVA-I The eAccess project (the eAccessibility network) (Indra Software Lab.) (WGs: A, B, C, G)

30 30 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (6 - CONTINUED) 5Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups 5.4Working Group C: Visual signing and sign language (T. Ito) AVA-I-0072 – Report from Working Group C Visual signing and sign language AVA-I Sign Language Animation Using TVML (NHK) AVA-I-0074 – ATLAS: Automatic Translation into sign LAnguageS (RAI) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: How are access services produced, delivered and used? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What does it cost to set up and run a given access service for audiovisual content? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: The market for accessibility what business models exist so that access services can be offered on a sustainable basis? (WG A, B, C) AVA-I The eAccess project (the eAccessibility network) (Indra Software Lab.) (WGs: A, B, C, G) 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

31 31 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (7 - CONTINUED) 5Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK Working Group D: Emerging access services (David Wood and Takebumi Itagaki) AVA-I Technical characteristics of wireless aids for hearing impaired people operating in the VHF and UHF frequency range (EHIMA) AVA-I Incoming Liaison letter to ITU-T FG AVA from IEC TC 100 on Wireless connections to hearing aids AVA-I LS from JCA-AHF in reply to FG AVA LS no. 4 on wireless hearing aid compatibility AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Getting started – who needs to do what so that the viewer can see television programs with access services? (WGs D and E)

32 32 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (8 - CONTINUED) 5 Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups AVA-I Making Television Accessible: How are access services produced, delivered and used? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What does it cost to set up and run a given access service for audiovisual content? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) Working Group E:Electronic Programming Guides and on- air promotion (Peter Olaf Looms) AVA-I Report from Working Group E Electronic Programming Guides and on-air promotion AVA-I Making Television Accessible: Getting started – who needs to do what so that the viewer can see television programs with access services? (WGs D and E)

33 33 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (9 - CONTINUED) 5 Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups AVA-I Making Television Accessible: How are access services produced, delivered and used? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What does it cost to set up and run a given access service for audiovisual content? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) Working Group F: Participation and digital media (Pradipta Biswas) AVA-I Report from Working Group F Participation and digital media 5.8Working Group I:Mobile and handheld devices (Axel Leblois and John Lee)

34 34 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (10 - CONTINUED) 5 Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups AVA-I Making Television Accessible: How are access services produced, delivered and used? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) AVA-I Making Television Accessible: What does it cost to set up and run a given access service for audiovisual content? (WGs A, B, C, D, E) Working Group F: Participation and digital media (Pradipta Biswas) AVA-I Report from Working Group F Participation and digital media 5.8Working Group I:Mobile and handheld devices (Axel Leblois and John Lee)

35 35 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (11 - CONTINUED) 5 Overview of inputs addressed to 11 Working Groups 5.9Working Group K: Access of working procedures (Mia Ahlgren and Marc Magennis) AVA-I Report from Working Group K Access of working procedures 5.10Working Group H:IPTV (Masahito Kawamori) 5.11Working Group J: Key Performance Indicators 15: :45 BREAK

36 36 International Telecommunication Union Agenda for today Agenda 19 January 2012 (12 - CONTINUED) Working Groups sessions work 6Resources and finances of FG AVA 7Next FG AVA meetings and events: 8Liaison and dissemination 9 Any other business 10Meeting Closing (aiming to finish by 17:00)

37 37 International Telecommunication Union Identify actions that can turn the vision into reality Have a clear view of the current situation and key obstacles Share a vision of media that are truly accessible Propose a roadmap of actions and metrics to measure progress Our road map - the process Putting the pieces together


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