PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Anna Matamala, head of the organising committee of ARSAD, the Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description.
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The 7th edition of ARSAD is coming up. The Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description will take place in Barcelona from march 16th to the 17th. To better understand the world of media accessibility and all the work that has been done through the years to have the majority of media contents accessible for visually impaired people, ARSAD is the place to start. Anna Matamala, ARSAD’s head of the organising committee introduces the seminar, its genesis, main purpose and evolution during its seven years of activity.
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.