Integrated immersive inclusiveness: creative captioning for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences
Pierre-Alexis Mevel (University of Nottingham)
Lecture Room 8, 21 Woodland Road (Entry via the back of the building), School of Modern Languages, 21 Woodland Road, University of Bristol BS8 1TH
This presentation focusses on a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It explores solutions for those audiences for whom, up until now, immersion in performance has been hindered by modes of accessibility that divide and distract attention. The project brings together Red Earth Theatre, a small-scale touring theatre company based in the UK with an established track record and commitment to research in inclusive integrated communication for young audiences (with a focus on deaf audiences), and an interdisciplinary team of researchers across arts and computer sciences at the University of Nottingham.
Pierre-Alexis Mevel is Associate Professor in Translation Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is head of the Translation Section, in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, as well as course director of the MA in Translation Studies.