The Enhancing Audio Description II project seeks to explore the potential of sound design practices and spatial audio to provide accessible film and television experiences for visually impaired audiences. It fuses audio technology and creativity to widen the notion of media accessibility and increase the quality and quantity of provision, providing cutting edge techniques to the UK cultural sector. Find out more.

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    Press Publication

    On 24 February 2015, BBC Radio 4 interviewed Mariana in their programme titled Audio in Films; ‘Visual Tinnitus’ online. Find out more.

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    Press Publication

    On 04 February 2015, Insight Radio, the radio station of RNIB, in its Afternoon Edition introduced our project to their audience.

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    Press Publication

    On 01 January 2015, BBC News Technology published an article featuring our project. Find out more.

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    Press Publication

    On 28 January 2015, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, in the The Dotty McLeod Breakfast Show introduced our project to their audience.

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    Press Publication

    In January 2015, Developments in Cinema Technology for Visually Impaired Audiences (DOCET) in their Optometric Quarterly published a podcast featuring Mariana and Dr Susan Blakeney. Find out more.

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    Nina Hartstone

    Supervising Sound Editor Find out more.

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    Warren Wilson

    Community Connection Coordinator Find out more.

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    Gary Westmoreland

    Director of Production at ITV
    Coming soon...

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    Sonali Rai

    Broadcast and Audio Description Manager Find out more.


    Our team carries out focus groups, interviews and other sessions on a regular basis. If you are visually impaired and are interested in participating you can sign up to our participants' mailing list below to find out about the opportunities available.