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2022

Fundación Caser premia el proyecto sobre el subtitulado accesible de la música

Imagen del premio. Una escultura abstracta y circular de bronce sobre un soporte cuadrado de madera clara. Madrid, 3 de junio de 2022. La Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y el Centro Español del Subtitulado y la Audiodescripción (CESyA), centro asesor del Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad, celebra y agradece que la 13ª Edición de los Premios Dependencia y Sociedad de la Fundación Caser haya concedido el galardón de la categoría I+D+i a la investigación de la UC3M ‘Subtitulado accesible de la música de películas’ realizada por un equipo de investigadores de la universidad en el marco del CESyA y de los programas de doctorado de Ciencia y Tecnología Informática y de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y Automática de UC3M

Proyecto IntCARE: Sistema de Atención domiciliaria inteligente e interactivo par ala mitigación de la pandemia del COVID-19

proyección en pantalla de título del proyecto y mesa de inauguración Una de las consecuencias de la pandemia provocada por el COVID-19 ha sido la presión que ha sufrido el sistema sanitario y, en particular, el hospitalario. El proyecto se centra en el ámbito tecnológico y biomédico para la atención a pacientes de COVID-19 y propone el desarrollo de un sistema integral atención y cuidado domiciliario basado en el uso de inteligencia artificial y la medicina personalizada para la identificación temprana y el seguimiento de pacientes de COVID y COVID persistente. El proyecto IntCARE está financiado por la Comunidad de Madrid en la convocatoria REACT.

Defensa de tesis doctoral "Clinical word sense disambiguation" de Areej Jaber

foto defensa tesis Areej Jaber

Defensa de tesis doctoral de Rodrigo Alarcón "Lexical simplification for the systematic support of cognitive accessibility guidelines"

foto de defensa de tesis de Rodrigo Alarcón

2021

The HULAT group has once again developed the "Navidad Accesible" app that allows blind people to enjoy the Christmas lights.

For the second consecutive year, Madrid City Council is bringing the Christmas lights to everyone through the mobile application "Navidad Accesible Madrid", which allows people with visual and intellectual disabilities to enjoy the traditional Christmas lights.

This system has been developed by professors and researchers from the Human Language and Accessibility Technologies Group (HULAT), belonging to the Department of Computer Science at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, whose work focuses on carrying out R+D+i projects related to natural language processing technologies, information retrieval and extraction in different domains, response search systems, usability and accessibility in user interfaces.

The application makes it possible to follow a guided route through the Christmas lights based on a system of audio descriptions, i.e. audios that narrate to people what is being shown in front of them. This application works when the user activates their phone's location system near the lights included in the application. At that moment, the geolocation system is activated and the audio description is played, providing information about the scenes represented by the lighting, the colours, the sensations they transmit and additional information about their creation and designers. In addition, the application allows this information on Madrid's lighting without having to move around by searching through the list of available streets.

In this year's version, the app has increased to 31 points of visit, including emblematic places such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía or Plaza de España, recently reopened. As a new feature this year, the application has incorporated the possibility of taking guided tours, an option of four routes with which you can consult the lights of the same environment grouped together to make the walk more comfortable and easier. As last year, there are three formats for audio descriptions. Two of them are designed for adults, with synthetic voice and real voice, and the third is an option for children, with children's narrators and clear and simple language, adapted to them.

"Navidad Accesible Madrid" is free and available on both Android and iOS. It can also be found by searching for "Navidad Accesible" in any of the app shops.

10th AMADIS Congress on accessibility in audiovisual media

RTVE's programme "En Lengua de Signos" echoes the 10th AMADIS Congress on accessibility in the audiovisual media. You can watch the programme at https://www.rtve.es/play/videos/en-lengua-de-signos/24-10-21/6152700/

Grupo HULAT estrena proyecto. ACCESS2MEET

Desde septiembre de 2021 y con una duración de 3 años, en el grupo HULAT vamos a trabajar en el proyecto “Accesibilidad cognitiva y sensorial a los sistemas de videoconferencia (Access2Meet)” (PID2020-116527RB-I00, Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad).

The HULAT group collaborates in the organisation of the 10th Edition of the AMADIS Congress

The HULAT group collaborates in the organisation of the 10th Edition of the AMADIS Congress

The HULAT group launches a project. ACCESS2MEET

In the HULAT group, we launch a new project. Project “Cognitive and sensory accessibility to video conferencing systems (ACCESS2MEET)" , Convocatoria 2020 Proyectos Generación del Conocimiento y Retos Investigación.

HULAT group in CEDI 20/21

From September 22 to 24, the Spanish Computer Science Conference (CEDI 20/21), will be held in Malaga. HULAT group will participate in different conferences within CEDI 20/21. We will participate in the First Workshop on Current Trends in Text Simplification (CTTS-2021) within the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN 2021) conference; Rodrigo Alarcon will present the work “Exploration of Spanish Word Embeddings for Lexical Simplification steps”. In addition, the work “Designing and Evaluating a User Interface for People with Cognitive Disabilities” will be presented at the International Human-Computer Interaction (Interaction 20/21) conference.