A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of supervising two of our talented students on BSc Professional Sound and Video Technology (Liam Funnel and Isabel Garriock) as they worked on an interesting project on media access requirements for people with dementia. Very happy to (rather belatedly) announce the publication of their combined work in the Journal of Enabling Technology – the article is open access and can be downloaded here. Many thanks also to Professor Tracey Williamson, now at University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies, who provided invaluable guidance and made this project possible.
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Personalized Object-Based Audio for Hearing Impaired TV Viewers: new paper published… (open access)
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…..
Conference – Enhancing Audio Description
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
Audio Engineering Society UK » Snap, Crackle and Pop; Understanding the relationship between dialogue intelligibility and SFX for accessible broadcast audio.
Salford researcher Lauren Ward speaking at AES event in York next week.
Source: Audio Engineering Society UK » Snap, Crackle and Pop; Understanding the relationship between dialogue intelligibility and SFX for accessible broadcast audio.
Speak up! Why some TV dialogue is so hard to understand
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
Personalisable Broadcast Audio: opportunities from new broadcast technologies – Action On Hearing Loss: RNID
Action on Hearing Loss blog post about our visit there to discuss accessible audio research
Source: Personalisable Broadcast Audio: opportunities from new broadcast technologies – Action On Hearing Loss: RNID
TVX 2017 Doctoral Consortium Deadline extended – 30th March
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/