Making Media Accessible – Developing tools for audio-visual data in the MeMad-project

Online event
Link to the event will be added closer to the Night of Science
17.00 - 18.00

We rely on audio-visual media for entertainment and information but what if you could not access that media due to restrictions in hearing or sight, or language barriers? Can technology help by transforming speech into writing, visuals into language and by translating languages? This panel reflects on media accessibility from a technological perspective. We discuss current technologies, unsolved problems and potential developments. Panel discussion is organized by Goethe-Institut Finnland and MeMad-project.

Moderator: Associate Professor Maija Hirvonen (Tampere University and University of Helsinki)

Panelists: Associate Professor Mikko Kurimo (Aalto University), Professor Jörg Tiedemann (University of Helsinki), Dr Tiina Tuominen (Yleisradio), Solution Architect Tiina Lindh-Knuutila (Lingsoft Language Services Oy), Head of Access Services Minna Pöntys (Yleisradio), Audio Description Educator Eija-Liisa Markkula (head of the audio description committee of the Cultural Service for the Visually Impaired in Finland).