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ERIC Number: EJ1149749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Creative Description: Audio Describing Artistic Films for Individuals with Visual Impairments
Walczak, Agnieszka
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n4 p387-391 Jul-Aug 2017
Audio description is a service aimed at widening accessibility to visual media such as film and television for all individuals, especially for people with sensory disabilities. It offers people who are blind or have low vision "a verbal screen onto the world" (Di´az Cintas, Orero, & Remael, 2007, p. 13). The standard rule when preparing audio description for film is that the text be as objective as possible; subjective or qualitative judgments are not considered necessary. Using technical terms in an audio description script, such as camera angles, "is discouraged and should only be used very sparingly" (Rai et al., 2010, p. 8). However, the author states, literal and supposedly "objective" descriptions may not present blind and visually impaired users with an "experience that is equal or equivalent to that of sighted persons" (Udo & Fels, 2009, p. 179). In this report, she proposes a new type of audio description for describing artistic films called creative description. By including emotive vocabulary and film terminology in the audio description script, "the feel of the scene" (Udo & Fels, 2009, p. 181) can be better recreated, and can thus increase people's immersion in the film or television show.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
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