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Dr Mariana Lopez and Dr Susan Blakeney (16:13)
To access films and other visual media, visually impaired people currently rely on audio description, a separate soundtrack describing what’s seen on screen. Dr Mariana Lopez is a post-doctoral researcher at the Culture of the Digital Economy Research Institute in Anglia Ruskin University. She’s researching the potential of a new medium to portray story, action and interaction solely through sound, sound processing and spatialisation. The new technique uses surround-sound and other audio technologies to place the listener in the centre of the action, with specific audio cues employed to establish a sense of place, character and mood. Here, Mariana discusses her research with Dr Susan Blakeney, Clinical Advisor to the College of Optometrists.
First published in DOCET OQ93 (2015).