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ITU Workshop on “Making Television Accessible – From idea to reality” hosted and supported by Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK)
Tokyo, Japan, 28 May 2012 Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int
 
Programme
 
 
09:00  Registration
09:30 - 09:40​ ​Welcome Address: Shuichi Fujisawa, NHK STRL, Director General
Welcome Opening Address (video message): Malcolm Johnson, Director, ITU-TSB
[ Biography | Video Message ]
​09:40 - 10:40

Keynotes

  • How was Disaster Information Distributed through Broadcasting in the Great East Japan Earthquake?
    Taikichi Sakai, NHK News Department, Head of Disaster and Safety Information Center
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • What is Required by a Society with an Aging Population?
    Tohru Ifukube, The Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo, Professor Emeritus
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
10:40 - 11:00​ ​Coffee Break
​11:00 - 11:40

Session 1: Expectations of visually and hearing-impaired persons regarding media accessibility.

  • Proposal for Barrier-Free TV Broadcasting from the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    Tadashi Takaoka, All Japan Association of Hard Hearing People, President
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Hopes  for Media Accessibility from the Blind and Low-vision
    Kazuhiko Iwai, National Association of Institutions of Information Service for Visually Impaired Persons, Adviser
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
​11:40 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:50​

Session 2: Activities toward international standardization in ITU.

  • Objectives and Overview
    Peter O. Looms, ITU Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (FG AVA), Chairman
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Captioning Service Issues and Standardization
    Gion Linder, SWISS TXT, National Coordinator Subtitling
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Descriptive Access Service Issues and Standardization
    Pilar Orero, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Professor
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Sign Language Service Issues and Standardization
    Takayuki Ito, NHK STRL, Executive Research Engineer
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Initiatives in Other Working Groups
    Alexandra Gaspari, ITU FG AVA, Coordinator
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
​14:50 - 15:10 ​Coffee Break
​15:10 - 17:30

Session 3: The latest advancements in international and domestic broadcast services and technical development.

  • Research on Universal Broadcasting at NHK STRL
    Masahiro Shibata, NHK STRL, Director
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Television Receiver Accessibility and International Standardization Activities at IEC
    Hiroshi Sonoe, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kyoto Works,  Group Manager
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Universal Design in Information-Communication
    Masahiro Watanabe, NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories, Senior Research Engineer
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Media Accessibility R&D in Europe
    Nick Tanton, BBC Switchover Help Scheme, Head of Technology
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
​17:30 - 17:40 ​Closing Greeting: Peter O. Looms, ITU FG AVA, Chairman
[ Biography ]
Closing  Remarks: Alexandra Gaspari, ITU, FG AVA Coordinator
[ Biography ]