Audio description research : what next?
Matamala, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental)

Data: 2021
Resum: My presentation aims to present a wide overview of different research approaches to audio description (AD) by looking at some projects developed by TransMedia Catalonia research group at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in the last years, and point at possible future investigations. Research on audio description in the specific field of audiovisual translation studies started by trying to understand practices across the globe and by discussing how training should be provided to this access service. These descriptive studies soon expanded to include both case studies and corpus studies and gave way to user-centric research approaches which tested the reception of different AD strategies with end users. More recently, technological research on AD has produced interesting results on the use of text-to-speech technologies, machine translation but also visual captioning. New media formats and environments have also put on the table new challenges for all access services, and AD is not the exception. To illustrate my views, I will refer to various projects: the ALST project, in which we tested technologies for AD. The Visuals Into Words (VIW) project, which allowed us to create a multimodal and multilingual corpus understand how different describers transfer the same visuals into different words. The NEA project, in which new electrophysiological measures were used to assess user presence. The RAD project, which is deepening on some underresearched topics such as prosody. The ImAc project, which has shed light on new environments such as virtual reality, and the ongoing EASIT project, which proposes new hybrid modalities which merge easy language and access services. At the end of my talk I will try to point at new research venues and engage the audience in a discussion of where relevant research is needed in the field of audio description.
Ajuts: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca 2017/SGR-113
European Commission 2018-1-ES01-KA203-05275
European Commission PGC2018-096566-B-I100
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Llengua: Anglès
Col·lecció: EASIT (Easy Access for Social Inclusion Training)
Document: Contribució a congrés
Matèria: Traducció audiovisual ; Accessibilitat ; Audiodescripció
Publicat a: International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies (PCTS 12). Timisoara, Romania, 12 : 2021

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