AES Dublin 2019
Friday, March 22, 09:45 — 10:45 (Liffey A)
W09 - Audio, Accessibility, and the Creative IndustriesChair:
Mariana Lopez, University of York - York, UK
Emilie Giles, The Open University - Milton Keynes
Sarah McDonagh, Queen's University Belfast - Belfast, UK
Ben Shirley, University of Salford - Salford, Greater Manchester, UK; Salsa Sound Ltd - Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
Audio is a powerful tool in the provision of accessible experiences for people with disabilities. Advancements in production and broadcasting technologies means that now more than ever we should be thinking about how those can help provide inclusive experiences within the creative sector. This workshop brings together experts in the field of audio and accessibility and will focus on new research on Audio Description for visually impaired audiences, the use of object based broadcasting to better cater for the needs of audiences with hearing loss as well as the use of e-textiles to provide accessible experiences within creative contexts.