Academic Outputs

Journal Publications

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. (2021) ‘Enhancing Audio Description: Inclusive Cinematic Experiences Through Sound Design’ in Journal of Audiovisual Translation. DOI: 10.1177/0264619620935935

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. (2020) ‘Seeing films through sound: Sound design, spatial audio, and accessibility for visually impaired audiences’ in British Journal of Visual Impairment. DOI: 10.1177/0264619620935935

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. & Balla, G. (2020) ‘Enhancing audio description: accessible filmmaking, sound design and the importance of educating filmmakers.’ in Media Practice and Education 21:4, 289-304. DOI: 10.1080/25741136.2020.1832830

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. (2018) ‘Audio Description in the UK: What works, what doesn’t, and understanding the need for personalising access.’ in British Journal of Visual Impairment, 36(3), pp. 274–291. DOI: 10.1177/0264619618794750

López, M. and Pauletto, S. (2009) ‘The Design of an Audio Film: Portraying Story, Action and Interaction through Sound’ in JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning, 8, Winter 2009.



Conference Papers and Presentation

López, M. ‘Accessibility through sound design and spatialisation: towards more creative and inclusive practices in film and television’ at DMRN+15: Digital Music Research Network, 15th December 2020. Online. Keynote presentation.

López, M. ‘Presentation on Enhancing Audio Description’ at Digital Television Group (DTG) Summit, session on Next-Generation Audio and Accessibility, 7th October 2020. Online. Invited presentation.

López, M. Panellist for ‘Audio Description and Video on Demand’ at TechShare Pro, London, 21 November 2019, invited speaker.

López, M., Giles, E., McDonagh, S. and Shirley, B. ‘Audio, Accessibility, and the Creative Industries’ at 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Dublin, Ireland, 21-23 March 2019.

López, M. and Kearney, G. ‘Shelf Life: Incorporating accessibility to sound design workflows’ at Klingt Gut, Symposium on Sound, Hamburg, Germany, 7-9 June 2018.

López, M. and Kearney, G. ‘From Seeing to Hearing: Sound Design and Spatialisation for Visually Impaired Film Audiences’ at 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Milan, Italy, 23-26 May 2018.

López, M. ‘Seeing with our ears: designing soundtracks for visually impaired audiences,’ at Seeing Sound, Bath, UK, 24-25 March 2018.

López, M. ‘The language of sound: Creating accessible film experiences for visually impaired audiences’ at Sound Talking, London, UK, 3 November 2017, (Invited Presentation).

López, M. and Kearney, G. ‘Using Binaural Audio to increase accessibility to Film and Television’ at 142nd International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Berlin, Germany, 20-23 May 2017.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K., ‘Enhancing Audio Description, Spatialisation and Accessibility in Film and Television’ at Reproduced Sound Conference, Southampton, UK, 15-17 November 2016. Read this paper in original format here and its accessible version here.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K., ‘Sound Design and Accessibility in Film and Television’ at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Paris, France, 4-7 June 2016, (Tutorial).

López, M., ‘Perceptual evaluation of an audio film for visually impaired audiences’ at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 138th Convention, Warsaw, Poland, 7-10 May 2015.

López, M. and Pauletto, S., ‘The Sound Machine: a study in storytelling through sound design’ in Proceedings of the 5th Audio Mostly Conference, Piteå, Sweden, 15-17 September 2010.

López, M. and Pauletto, S., ‘The Design of an Audio Film for the visually impaired’ at the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-22 May 2009.