Computer accessibility (e-Accessibility)

A true pioneer in the field, our team has for several years now been applying video analysis towards improving the accessibility of multimedia content to the visually and hearing impaired population. In close collaboration with the different organizations committed to aiding these individuals, we have created a set of techniques and tools for the computer-assisted production and broadcasting of video descriptions and closed-captions. A case in point is the automatic detection of actors, texts and locations to allow for automating part of the video description, in addition to assisting in the positioning and formatting of the captions.

Related technologies: Software for the automatic positioning of captions, computer-assisted production of video descriptions, accessible and adaptable DVD player synchronous with external video descriptions.

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Recent news

  • The Joy of Reading, by De Marque
    18/04/2018

    Before the web existed, we worked a lot in schools and were motivated to offer content in digital form, specifically francophone and Quebecois content, because what existed at the time was mainly in English...

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Upcoming event

  • R-D Seminar - Towards coherent, fluent and context-appropriate Natural Language Generation systems
    24 April 2018 11:00
    CRIM (405, avenue Ogilvy, bureau 101, Montréal)
    A presentation by Jad Kabbara, scholarship student within the Speech and Text team at CRIM, and Ph.D. candidate at the School of Computer Science at McGill University.
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Recent Publications

  • Towards Automatic Feature Extraction for Activity Recognition from Wearable Sensors: A Deep Learning Approach

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  • État des lieux des technologies web

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