new blog post and link to open access JAES article here. Or click on the pic.
For a long time now Ofcom and broadcasters have received complaints that speech on TV can be difficult, or impossible, to understand. The problem is of course much worse for viewers who with even quite mild hearing loss. Reasons are varied and well described in a recent Conversation article from one of our researchers, Lauren Ward. Causes include unfamiliar accents, unclear speaking from actors, excessive background sound effects or music and even occasionally badly recorded location audio…..
Interesting accessible media conference coming up in York from the Enhancing Audio Description project.
Conference on Accessibility in Film, Television, and Interactive Media Saturday 14th October – Sunday 15th October 2017 Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
Source: Conference – Enhancing Audio Description
Conversation article about some of our work on accessible TV sound from Salford researcher Lauren Ward
Source: Speak up! Why some TV dialogue is so hard to understand
For PhD students working on interaction, TV and online media
Deadline extensions reminder! The deadlines for submitting TVX Doctoral Consortium has been extended to March 30!
Why don’t you take this week to plan and start writing your proposal for an awesome PhD work update – 2-4 page paper by 30th March, poster on acceptance.
Deadlines for TVX in Industry, Demo and Work in Progress contributions have also been extended to March 30th.
More info at https://tvx.acm.org/2017/participation/