Audio description - research and practices
Audio description is a means to increase accessibility for people with visual impairment and blindness. The taks of the audio describer is to select and describe relevant information (events, environments, people, their appearance, facial expressions, gestures and body movements), for example during TV shows, cinema or theater performances. Audio describers give verbal descriptions of visual scenes in order to elicit vivid mental images and empathy of the audience. There is a great need to develop research in this area because it is theoretically interesting, important for audio description pratiges, for training of audio describers and has consequences for the users.
The planned anthology is the first step on the road to establishing research on audio description in Sweden and Scandinavia. In addition to research contributions from various disciplines, it also presents voices of representatives from government agencies and organizations dealing with disabilities. Anthology editors are Jana Holsanova, Mats Andren and Cecilia Wadensjö. The anthology will be co-published in Lund University Cognitive Studies and in MTM's series and will be made available to blind users.
|Effective start/end date||2014/01/01 → 2016/12/31|
Magnus Lindgren, Johan Mårtensson, Annika Andersson, Birgitta Sahlén, Kristina Hansson, Marianne Gullberg, Roger Johansson, Mikael Johansson, Andreas Falck, Mikael Roll, Freddy Ståhlberg, Merle Horne, Victoria Johansson, Sven Strömqvist, Jens Nirme, Agneta Gulz, Joost van de Weijer, Carita Paradis, Betty Tärning, Ines Bramao, Susan Sayehli, Simone Löhndorf, Caroline Willners, Johan Blomberg, Susanne Schötz, Magnus Haake, Jonas Brännström, Emily Grenner, Peter Gärdenfors, Jana Holsanova, Magnus Johnsson, Christian Balkenius, Zahra Gharaee & Rasmus Bååth
Swedish Research Council
2008/01/01 → 2018/12/31
Project: Research › Interdisciplinary research
Activity: Talk or presentation › Public lecture/debate/seminar