How the blind audience receive and experience audio descriptions of visual events – a project presentation

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We present a three-year multidisciplinary research project that started in 2019 and is funded by FORTE (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare). The theoretical aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of the principles that underlie successful communication between the sighted and the blind via audio description (AD). The aim of a series of experiments is to identify similarities and differences in how the sighted and the blind understand, segment and experience visual, spatial as well as temporal properties of an event. The applied goal is to increase the quality of AD and to support the training of audio de-scribers and AD practices, and ultimately facilitate the understanding and accessibility of visual information for the visually impaired.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 3
EventSwiss Conference on Barrier-free Communication - online, Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2020 Jun 292020 Jul 4
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceSwiss Conference on Barrier-free Communication
Abbreviated titleBfC

Bibliographical note

3rd Swiss Conference on Barrier-free Communication, 29 June – 4 July 2020

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Aspects of ICT
  • Communication Studies
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)


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