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.
Maria Oshodi, Extant
Howard Bargroff, Sonorous
When: Saturday 14th October – Sunday 15th October 2017
Where: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Baird Lane, York, YO10 5GB, UK
The organisers of this conference are Dr Mariana Lopez, Dr Gavin Kearney and Krisztian Hofstadter. This event is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/N003713/1) as part of the Enhancing Audio Description project.
Call for papers open until May 15th: http://enhancingaudiodescription.com/conference/
Further information & registration: https://www.york.ac.uk/tftv/news-eve…erence-14-oct/