Elisa Perego – ARSAD 2017

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Audio Description: a laboratory for the Development of a New Professional Profile

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Elisa Perego, from the University of Trieste for the AD-LAB PRO Project

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Elisa Perego is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Trieste (Italy), in the Department of Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies. She is also the coordinator of the European project ADLAB PRO (2016-2019) which she presented at ARSAD 2017 and on FRED. ADLAB PRO is a three year project financed by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships. Despite the incessant advocacy of an inclusive society and the growing need for accessible audiovisual products, the professional figures working in the field of AD are still few, often untrained and not well defined. Furthermore, the provision of AD is uneven across Europe. ADLAB PRO aims to fill this gap and it will define a curriculum for ensuring professional Europe-wide AD implementation in all cultural and media sectors through the creation of training materials to develop the new AD professional profile.

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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  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Elisa Perego
  • Interviewee role
    THE AD-LAB PRO Project, University of Trieste
  • Festival section
    Barcelona, March 16th and 17th
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