29 October 2016, 15:00 - 16:00
The ‘Enhancing Audio Description’ project investigates how digital audio technologies can transform the design and implementation of Audio Description for film, television and interactive media and as a result, change the ways in which visually impaired audiences experience audio-visual presentations. Mariana Lopez will discuss and demonstrate an array of novel sound design techniques being used to enhance Audio Description, providing an audio track that is closer to the filmmaker's vision and that aims to bridge the gap between sighted and visually impaired audiences.
This project is a collaboration between the University of York and Anglia Ruskin University, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.