Last week, as part of the CONTENT4ALL project, we conducted an interactive workshop with students from the Ernst-Adolf-Eschke-School. The Eschke-Schule is a Berlin based school for the Deaf where all the 5 participating students of the 10th grade speak German Sign Language. The CONTENT4ALL-Project is an EU-funded project that develops technologies that will facilitate the production of accessible TV programs in the future.
With the help of flipcharts, we developed typical media and programs as well as their advantages and disadvantages that students use. Using sample videos, we discussed what aspects they may or may not like about current sign-language TV programs. At the end, the students let their creativity run wild: as heads of the “Media for All” department of a major German television station, the students developed and drew their ideas of how television in future should be. All results are directly connected to the project work and form the basis for further system development.
We not only enjoyed this workshop but also learned a lot. We heartily thank
- the students who participated with full enthusiasm,
- their teacher who ensured the smooth flow of communication,
- as well as the management of the Eschke School, who supported us through their willingness to conduct this workshop!
We look forward to the workshop at the Wilhelm-von-Türck-School in Potsdam after the summer holidays.