VISICAST brings together internationally recognised organisations
representing global excellence in their field. They will combine
3D avatar animation, advanced computer linguistics, novel
discourse notation and innovative transmission methods to
offer deaf people parallel access to broadcast, internet and
retail transaction services enjoyed by the hearing community.
The Independent Television
Commission (ITC) is the independent public body responsible
for licensing and regulating all commercially funded analogue
and digital television services provided in and from the UK.
It conducts research and development from its Technology
The Institut fur Rundfunktechnik
GmbH (IRT) is the research and development centre of the public
service broadcasters in Germany (ARD, ZDF, DLR), in Austria
(ORF) and in Switzerland (SRG/SSR).
an advanced entertainment technology company, with expertise
in the areas of digital animation, virtual reality characters,
motion capture and environments. Televirtual offers advanced
independent motion capture studio as a service to animators,
video games designers and broadcasters.
Royal National Institute
for Deaf People
is a charitable organisation representing the deaf and hard
of hearing which aims to achieve a better quality of life
for their members.
of Hamburg Institute of German Sign Language and
Communication of the Deaf. A research facility working in
the areas of language research, child language development,
bi-lingualism, sign language lexicography, multimedia applications
and development of teaching materials for sign language.
University of East Anglia
- School of Information Systemsis involved in the study, development
and application of techniques for collecting analysing and
processing data in contexts ranging from speech and image
analysis to information and knowledge management.
Institut National des Telecommunications
(INT) - ARTEMIS is a research oriented structure within INT
to conduct methodological and technological research in the
field of multidimensional imaging.
Institut voor Doven
(IvD) is a publicly funded institution for deaf children and
adults and offers a range of services including education,
audiological care, psychological diagnosis and therapy and
Post Office. Comprises four main business: The Royal Mail
- collection and delivery of mail, Post Office Counters Limited
- retail outlets which administer government benefits, banking
and financial services, Parcelforce - parcel delivery and
Subcription Services Limited - TV licensing and telebusiness
Over 50% of the funding for this project is being provided
by the 5th Framework