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Researching Audio Description

New Approaches

  • Anna Matamala
  • Pilar Orero
Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting book series (PTTI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Re-thinking Accessibility

  3. From Theory to Practice: Researching Audio Description

  4. Audio Description Projects

About this book

Introduction

'Researching Audio Description: New Approaches is an introduction to state of the art research in Audio Description that is a must read for anyone doing research in or embarking on research in AD and media accessibility. It offers a panoramic picture of a multi-faceted field, its concepts, research methods and current applications as well as a solid basis for further research.'
- Aline Remael, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Audio description is one of the many services available to guarantee accessibility to audiovisual media. It describes and narrates images and sounds and resulting audio is then mixed with the original soundtrack. Audio description is a complex process that touches production, distribution and reception. Researching Audio Description: New Approaches gathers academic information and data from the many existing research projects, practices, and training across the world. The book has a telescopic approach, from two introductory chapters where accessibility in general is contextualised as a human right, and the basic concepts of disability and impairment are explored. Research on specific features for audio description script drafting are focused in the second part of the book, with a view to revising existing funded projects and their outcomes. The book offers a wealth of information on both the practical and philosophical, from different approaches in perception and cognition, and different research methodologies. Project information contained in the contributions identifies trends in current research-funded studies which will be valuable as a pointer towards future proposals. The book shows the dynamic state of audio description practice, training and research, while contributing towards the growing critical mass needed in building the field of accessibility studies.

Anna Matamala is a lecturer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research interests are audiovisual tran

Keywords

Audiovisual translation media accessibility audio description reception studies applied linguistics translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Matamala
    • 1
  • Pilar Orero
    • 2
  1. 1.Edifici BUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUNIVERSITAT AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONASpain

About the editors

Anna Matamala is a lecturer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research interests are audiovisual translation and media accessibility, and she has published extensively in these topics and has participated in many funded projects such as DTV4ALL or HBB4ALL. She is a member of TransMedia research group.


Pilar Orero is a lecturer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research interests are audiovisual translation and media accessibility, and she has published extensively in these topics and has participated in many funded projects such as DTV4ALL and ADLAB. She leads HBB4ALL. She is a member of TransMedia research group. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Researching Audio Description
  • Book Subtitle New Approaches
  • Editors Anna Matamala
    Pilar Orero
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56917-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56916-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84924-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56917-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Translation
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Reviews

"Researching Audio Description: New Approaches is an introduction to state of the art research in Audio Description that is a must read for anyone doing research in or embarking on research in AD and media accessibility. It offers a panoramic picture of a multi-faceted field, its concepts, research methods and current applications as well as a solid basis for further research." - Aline Remael, University of Antwerp, Belgium