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Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting

Researching Audio Description

New Approaches

Editors: Matamala, Anna, Orero, Pilar (Eds.)

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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 Approachesgathers 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.

About the authors

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. 

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"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


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Audio Description and Accessibility Studies: A Work in Progress

    Matamala, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • On Accessibility as a Human Right, with an Application to Media Accessibility

    Greco, Gian Maria

    Pages 11-33

  • Impairment and Disability: Challenging Concepts of ‘Normality’

    Ellis, Gerry

    Pages 35-45

  • A Cognitive Approach to Audio Description

    Holsanova, Jana

    Pages 49-73

  • Game Accessibility for the Blind: Current Overview and the Potential Application of Audio Description as the Way Forward

    Mangiron, Carme (et al.)

    Pages 75-95

Buy this book

eBook £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56917-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56916-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Audio Description
Book Subtitle
New Approaches
Editors
  • Anna Matamala
  • Pilar Orero
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56917-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56917-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56916-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 328
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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