Accessibility in film, television and interactive media

14 - 15 October 2017, 00:00
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Baird Lane, York, YO10 5GB, UK

A CGI face with audio waves entering ears

The number of visually impaired people in the UK is expected to rise to 4 million by 2020, while by 2050 it is estimated that there will be 15.6 million of people with hearing loss in the UK. Such statistics reflect the urgency in which film, television and interactive media industries need to reflect on the diversity of their audiences as well as measures to increase both accessibility as well as foster inclusivity.

This event seeks to promote communication between researchers, stakeholders in the creative industries, accessibility services, and audiences. It will provide an interdisciplinary forum, integrating approaches from the arts, humanities, engineering and social sciences that study both traditional and innovative approaches to accessibility. We particularly welcome submissions in the field of sound design, audio engineering and music technology. The panels on these themes will be organised under the umbrella of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) North of England section.

Keynote Speakers

Maria Oshodi (Extant)

Howard Bargroff (Sonorous)

For more information including a programme and booking links, visit the Enhancing Audio Description website.

Event Details

When:
14 - 15 October 2017, 00:00
Location:
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Baird Lane, York, YO10 5GB, UK
Cost:
Free