ARSAD PROGRAMME 2015 (in pdf)
ARSAD BOOK OF ABSTRACT (in pdf)
DAY 1. THURSDAY, 19th MARCH 2015
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome address by Anna Matamala (TransMedia Catalonia, UAB, Catalonia)
09:15 – 10:00
KEYNOTE LECTURE by Gian Maria Greco (POIESIS, accessibility expert).
Chair: Federico Spoletti (SUB-TI).
10:00 – 11:00
PANEL 1. GESTURES AND EMOTIONS
Chair: Agnieszka Chmiel (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland)
- Anna Jankowska & Monika Zabrocka (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland): Poetics of gesture: How are gestures rendered in audio description?
- Gert Vercauteren (University of Antwerp, Belgium): Can you feel it? Emotion in film and audio description. Presentation
Coffee break (11:00 – 11:30)
11:30 – 13:30
PANEL 2. THEORETICAL APPROACHES
Chair: Aline Remael
- Sabine Braun (University of Surrey, UK): The importance of being relevant? The benefits of using pragmatic and cognitive approaches to conceptualise audio description
- Agnieszka Chmiel & Iwona Mazur (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland): How to eat a cake and still have it, or about descriptive versus narrative AD (once again)
- Jana Holsanova (Lund University, Sweden): Theoretical and methodological approaches to audio description
- Susanne Jekat (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland): On the reception of audio description: Developing a method to compare films and their audio described versions. Presentation.
Lunch break (13:30-14:30) Although lunch is not included, sandwiches will be offered to participants
PROJECT BOOSTER SESSION (main hall)
followed by POSTER SESSION (coffee room).
Chair: Anna Matamala (UAB, TransMedia Catalonia)
- Aikaterini Tsaousi, Carla Ortiz & Héctor Delgado (UAB, Catalonia): Raising awareness on accessibility: the “Breaking communication barriers” workshop revisited
- Cristóbal Cabeza-Cáceres (Universitat d’Alacant & TransMedia Catalonia): Audio description feed-back: research and teaching put together. Presentation.
- Floriane Bardini (Universitat de Vic, Catalonia): Audio description and film experience. Design of a reception study. Presentation.
- Gala Rodríguez Posadas, Silvia Soler Gallego & M. Olalla Luque Colmenero (Kaleidoscope, Granada, Spain): Painting with words: audio description in the art museum
- Joel Snyder (Audio Description Associates- American Council of the Blind, Washington, DC, USA) & Joanna Esquibel (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland): The ball is red—just like a fire engine. Audio description as a tool to increase literacy in children: a preliminary study.
- Joel Snyder (Audio Description Associates- American Council of the Blind, Washington, DC, USA): Describers in Training—using The visual made verbal: A comprehensive training manual and guide to the history and applications of audio description
- Jolanta Chojnacka & Marta Kołodziejska (Centrum Kultury Wroclaw-Zachód, Poland): Iceland and Poland Against Exclusion from Culture- international cooperation based on the idea of audio description
- Juan Pedro Rica Peromingo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain): Audio description training at a university level: teaching new modes of audiovisual translation
- Kulnaree Sueroj (Thammasat University, Thailand): The myth of disability in audio description
- Montse Corrius & Eva Espasa (Universitat de Vic, Catalonia): Audio description and cultural access in Catalonia: a qualitative approach
- Nazaret Fresno, Judit Castellà, Anna Matamala & Olga Soler (TransMedia Catalonia, UAB, Catalonia): Audio describing characters: what features do audiences remember? Presentation
- Phateera Sarakornborrirak (Thammasat University, Thailand): The different needs of Thais with visual impairment on audio description
- Stefania Pinnelli & Andrea Fiorucci (University of Salento, Lecce, Italy): Audio description of the feature film Kirikou and the Sorceress. Inclusive opportunities and learning processes: a survey with a sighted group.
Coffee will be offered during the poster session
PANEL 3. THE ADLAB PROJECT
Chair and project introduction: Christopher Taylor (University of Trieste, Italy). Presentation
- Elisa Perego (University of Trieste): The ADLAB book. Presentation
- Agnieszka Chmiel & Iwona Mazur (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland): ADLAB testing with users
- Gert Vercauteren (University of Antwerp, Belgium): The ADLAB guidelines. Presentation.
PANEL 4. AD & TECHNOLOGY
Chair: Gert Vercauteren (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Joel Snyder (Audio Description Associates- American Council of the Blind, Washington, DC, USA) & Simon Padro (Compass Interactive, London, UK): Audio description and the smartphone: AD access in the future
- Agnieszka Szarkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland) & Anna Jankowska (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland): Open Art—designing a multimedia guide app for visitors with and without sensory impairments. Presentation
DAY 2- FRIDAY 20th MARCH, 2015
09:00 – 10:30
PANEL 5. AD PRACTICES I
Chair: Agnieszka Szarkowska
- Irena Michalewicz (Poland): Is it a monster? Audio describing horror films. Presentation
- Anna Sadowska (John Paul Catholic University of Lublin, Poland), Renata Nych & Jerzy Myszak (De Facto Association of Work for People with Disabilities, Plock, Poland): Audio description—kid’s stuff. Presentation.
- Dawning Leung (University College London, UK): Audio description in Hong Kong: gauging the needs of the audience
- Thorunn Hjartardottir, Gudbjorg Hjartardottir Leaman (free-lance audio describers, Iceland) & Ewa Marcinek (accessibility expert, Poland): Language issues in audio description
Coffee break (10:30 – 11:00)
11:00 – 13:00
PANEL 6. AD PRACTICES II
Chair: Bernd Benecke (BR)
- Nina Reviers (University of Antwerp, Belgium): The language of Dutch AD: first results of a corpus-based study
- Aline Remael (University of Antwerp, Belgium): Experimenting with AD for in-house TV productions: an example from Flanders. Presentation.
- Susanne Verberk (Nevero, Belgium): Working with “image whisperers” for voluntary audio description. Presentation.
- Wojciech Figiel, Robert Więckowski and Olga Pilipczuk (University of Warsaw, Poland): The art we want to listen to: reception study of audio description to museums and art galleries
- Sarah Eardley-Weaver (Queen’s University Belfast, UK): Listen up! Raising awareness of arts accessibility
13:00 – 14:00
PANEL 7. THE HBB4ALL PROJECT
Chair and project introduction: Pilar Orero (UAB). Presentation
- Agnieszka Walczak (UAB): Tests in HBB4ALL. Presentation
- Alicia Rodríguez (UAB & Soni2): Quality in AD
CLOSING REMARKS by Pilar Orero (TransMedia Catalonia, UAB)
ARSAD 2015 is organised by TransMedia Catalonia research group and the EU project HBB4ALL. ARSAD 2015 is partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economía y Competitividad projects FFI2012-31024 and FFI2012-39056-C02-01.