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Conference on Accessibility in Film,
Television and Interactive Media

EAD Conference Poster

Saturday 14th October – Sunday 15th October 2017
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Baird Lane, York, YO10 5GB, UK

The number of visually impaired people in the UK is expected to rise to 4 million by 2020, while by 2050 it is estimated that there will be 15.6 million of people with hearing loss in the UK.  Such statistics reflect the urgency in which film, television and interactive media industries need to reflect on the diversity of their audiences as well as measures to increase both accessibility as well as foster inclusivity.

This event seeks to promote communication between researchers, stakeholders in the creative industries, accessibility services, and audiences. It will provide an interdisciplinary forum, integrating approaches from the arts, humanities, engineering and social sciences that study both traditional and innovative approaches to accessibility. We particularly welcome submissions in the field of sound design, audio engineering and music technology.  The panels on these themes will be organised under the umbrella of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) North of England section.

Keynote Speakers:
Maria Oshodi, Extant
Howard Bargroff, Sonorous

The programme can be found here.

1. Conference photos uploaded here.
2. Conference papers can be found here.
3. Conference review by Chris O’Brien in audio format here.

Admission: Free, registration required, please book here.

Travel information for flights, driving, parking and public transport information can be found here.

Accommodation on campus (Franklin house) can be booked here. This B&B is within 20 minutes walking distance from the conference.


Telephone: 01904 32 5248

Information for authors:

Deadline for full paper submissions is 14th September. The length of the paper should be between 4-8 pages and follow this template’s layout. (LaTex template here from Lauren Ward.)

Recommended poster size is A0.