Accessibility through Sound Design and Spatialisation - Dr Mariana Lopez. DMRN+15
From Alvaro Bort
Abstract: Studies on sound design and spatialisation in the creative arts seldom engage with their potential to create accessible experiences. But these strategies can do much more than just entertain and immerse audiences, they could be put to the service of the creation of more accessible and inclusive experiences. This talk will explore research on the use of creative sound design for the development of accessible film and television experiences for visually impaired audiences. It will do so by exploring the Enhancing Audio Description Methods (EAD Methods), as an alternative to traditional Audio Description practices. The talk will explore the potential of the methods for accessibility practices as well as the creative advantages they hold for sound designers as well as film and television creators. Attendees will be introduced to notions of integrated access, accessible filmmaking and universal design, and how these are key for the creation of creative and accessible film and television productions, in which innovation on sound design and spatialisation is focused on their contribution towards social inclusion.