This new EBU Access Services Experts webinar series kicks off with a project-based interactive session on audio accessibility. We'll look at innovative solutions to enhance speech and improve audibility for sensory challenged people, principally hearing impaired.
The following projects will be presented:
- "Fernsehton+" (Dialog +) Pilot Operation: Providing accessibility by means of HbbTV 2 audiosync, by Ingrid Mitterhummer, Technical Officer and Head of Technical Information, Bayerischer Rundfunk
- "Tydligare tal": Enhanced speech to Improve online audibility, by Erik Hedin, Lead Digital Accessibility, SVT
- "Bestes Hören”: Listening more but hearing less — how digitalization enables accessibility in broadcasting, by Simone Hollederer, Advisor, Direction of Production and Operation, RBB and Sarah Voice, COO, Mimi Hearing Technologies
Registration is open to EBU Members and Associate Members only.
The EBU Access Services Experts is running this series of short webinars with a focus on digital and audio accessibility throughout 2021 to replace its annual gathering.
Technical officer and Head of Technical Information, BR
Lead Digital Accessibility, SVT
Erik was previously Project Manager and Concept Developer for SVT Play and Agile coach for SVTs Customer Service. Erik has a strong background in design and digital environment.
Advisor, Direction of Production and Operation, RBB
Simone Hollederer works for RBB’s Production and Operations Direction and Technical Innovation Management Department, where she currently coordinates RBB’s internal AI based projects. Simone coordinated the integration of the innovative radio features developed by Mimi Hearing Technologies. This is called “Bestes Hören” and is available in the mobile app of 88.8 Berlin, rbb’s flagship radio channel. Simone Hollederer was awarded both a master’s degree in Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Political & Administrative Sciences and Economics from the University of Potsdam.
Chief Operating Officer, Mimi Hearing Technologies
Sarah Voice is passionate about sound and human connection, and is putting those passions to use leading Research and Operations at Mimi Hearing Technologies. Prior to Mimi, Sarah spent five years working in digital health in the US. Sarah is also an avid classical music fan. She holds dual degrees in Engineering and Voice Performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with renowned American opera singer Shirley Verrett.
- Ingrid Mitterhummer, BR