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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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    Blog

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    Mariana's Interview on the Field & Foley Podcast

    Mariana had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ben Reichstein on his captivating podcast, Field & Foley. Find out more.


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    EAD on the road

    Last July, Mariana had the challenge, but great satisfaction, of being able to present on the Enhanced Audio Description (EAD) methods at two international conferences in one week. Find out more.


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    Ore's Internship Experience

    We are excited to have had Ore doing an internship with us. In just a few weeks, she immersed herself deeply into our project as well as helped us with our impact case study. In this post, she sums up her experience. Find out more.


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    University of Salford

    On 8 Mar 2022, Mariana held a seminar for the University of Salford titled Enhanced Audio Description – The Convergence of Sound Design and Accessibility. Find out more.


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    Roving Reporters Training Day

    Last June, MySight York, the Enhancing Audio Description project (represented by Krisztián), and Jane Bateman teamed up to introduce the basics of audio interviewing and creating podcasts to a group of visually impaired participants. Find out more.


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    2022 Conference and Exhibition on Languages and the Media

    Mariana attended the Languages and the Media Conference in Berlin between 7th-9th November 2022 to deliver a pre-conference workshop and present a poster on the EAD project. Find out more.


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    Visual Impairment Awareness and Sighted Guiding Training

    Last June, we did two workshops with MySight York, a local organisation in York supporting visually impaired people. The first one was a whole day training session delivered by Vicky and Jade from MySight York. Find out more.


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    Inclusive Impact Award Nomination

    Our project has been nominated for an Inclusive Impact Award! Find out more.


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    York Festival of Ideas — On Binaural Audio and Beyond

    Michael got the chance to help Mariana and Gavin with their Festival of Ideas talk last June. This post is a reflection on his experience. Find out more.


    Participate

    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.