History of Audio Description and the Profession #ARSAD2017

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Chaired by Anna Jankowska.

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PANEL | Listen to the ARSAD 2017 panel titled “History of Audio Description and the Profession”

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Chair: Anna Jankowska (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)

– Joel Snyder (Audio Description Associates, LLC, American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project). The history of audio description – from prehistoric times to present (in 15 minutes)

– Wojciech Figiel, Irena Michalewicz (University of Warsaw). The evolving status of audio describers in Poland

– Cristóbal Cabeza-Cáceres (Universitat d’Alacant/UAB). Professional audio descriptions: same film, same assignment = same quality?

ARSAD. Since its beginning in 2007, the international seminar on audio description ARSAD has been a meeting point for all key agents interested in both research and practice in audio description. Its sixth edition, to be held in Barcelona on March 16th (all day) and 17th (morning) 2017, aims to take stock of recent advances while looking at the future of the field. ARSAD 2017 would like to engage practitioners, researchers, trainers, trainees, regulators, broadcasters, users, social activists, cultural managers, and anyone interested in audio description in a fruitful discussion on the past, present and future of audio description.


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    Joel Snyder, Wojciech Figiel, Irena Michalewicz, Cristobal Cabeza- Caceres
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