Audio Description: the Art of Access


Event Date: 21 October 2016
The Young Vic Theatre
66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

Royal Holloway University of London presents

Audio Description: the Art of Access

This one-day workshop aims to explore some of the aesthetic and technological questions around the practice of audio description for live performance and in museums and galleries. The keynote talk will be given by Louise Fryer, author of An Introduction to Audio Description: A Practical Guide (Routledge, 2016)

Schedule: The Art of Access
Friday 21 October
Welcome and introductions:

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Keynote speech by Louise Fryer:

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Questions:

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Louise sits holding her new book An Introduction to Audio Description: A Practical Guide

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Panel 1: Beyond the hierarchy of senses
Kristina SteinbockThe relationship between tactile, kinaesthetic and sound experience in visual art:

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Harshadha Balasubramanian – Not just Images: Other Ideas of Vision in Audio Description of Live Theatre:

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Panel 1 Questions:

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Panel 2: The Aesthetics of Access
Maria Oshodi and Amelia Cavallo – Audio Description and Extant:

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Maria and Amelia present their work to the audience

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Agnieszka Walczak – Audio describing theatre for children: a case study:

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Mariana Lopez – Integrating Sound Design to Audio Description Processes:

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Panel 2 Questions:

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Insight – an introduction to introducing dance
Workshop on dance description by Bridget Crowley with respondent Louise Fryer:

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conference participants take part in Bridget’s dance workshop

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Panel 3: Audio description in museums
Christopher Taylor and Elisa Perego – The museum experience through audio description: aesthetic, technical and linguistic issues:

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Rachel HutchinsonEnhancing Museum Visits with Audio Description: Challenges and Opportunities:

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Panel 3 Questions:

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