On Saturday 14th October Dr Mariana Lopez (TFTV) and Dr Gavin Kearney hosted a 2-day research conference at the Department of Theatre Film and Television on the increasing need for accessibility services for film, TV and interactive media as part of the Enhancing Audio Description project.
The conference sought to promote communication between researchers, stakeholders in the creative industries, accessibility services, and audiences. It provided an interdisciplinary forum, integrating approaches from the arts, humanities, engineering and social sciences that study both traditional and innovative approaches to accessibility. Keynotes were given by Maria Oshodi (Extant) and Howard Bargroff (Sonorous)
More info and the program can be found here: http://enhancingaudiodescription.com/conference/