25.3238, Calls: Translation/Belgium

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Subject: 25.3238, Calls: Translation/Belgium

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Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:50:59
From: Carlo Eugeni [carloeugeni at gmail.com]
Subject: Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard-of-Hearing

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Full Title: Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard-of-Hearing 

Date: 26-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Location: Antwerp, Belgium 
Contact Person: Franca Orletti Carlo Eugeni
Meeting Email: carloeugeni at gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Translation 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2014 

Meeting Description:

Articles 11 and 14 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights confirm access to information and education as basic human rights. The EU has recently adhered to the UN Convention on the  Rights of People with Disabilities. However, still over 50 million of deaf or hard-of-hearing Europeans are deprived of basic human rights simply because they cannot hear TV programs,  cinema films or theatre plays. 

In order to cope with this problem, the purpose of the panel is to gather professionals and scholars alike around the main theme of subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing (SDH). The focus of the conference being “adaptability”, the authors will ask participants to concentrate on two aspects of SDH, namely Multimodality (how are subtitles structured within the audiovisual context they are added to) and Accessibility (how do subtitles function for their audience). These two themes will be addressed from the point of view of the producer (broadcasters, access services, subtitlers…); of the user or target audience (deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or foreign people); and of the researcher. 

Priority will be attributed to proposals dealing with the abovementioned two aspects of SDH. Concerning multimodality, TV, DVD, cinema, theatre and conference subtitles will have to be considered as a part of the multimodal text they are part of, meaning as just one of the communication units that compose a polysemiotic text. As for accessibility of deaf community to audiovisual contents of mass media products such as cinema movies, TV broadcasts, interventions will be required to cover themes such as linguistic simplification, facilitation, inclusion into society of the community of deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and so on.

Call for Papers:

Please, note that:

- Proposals are to be submitted through the web-based procedure only, by 15 October 2014
- The submission of proposals presupposes IPrA membership
- After having logged in as an IPrA member, click 'Contribute' to submit your proposal
- Follow the instructions on the online procedure;
- The max. number of accepted panellists is 5
- Every panellist will be allotted a 15-minute slot + 10 min. for the general Q&A session
- Submitted proposals that are not accepted will be evaluated as individual proposals







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