Audio Description: Multimodal Translation with the Blind
The MUTABLE Research Project
MUTABLE: Multimodal Translation with the Blind
A postdoctoral research project at Tampere University (previously at University of Helsinki)
Project duration under grant #295104 by Academy of Finland: 2017-2020; continuing research with archived data from 2021 onwards
MUTABLE studies the translation process from an interactional and multimodal perspective by analyzing teamwork in which sighted and blind describers work on audio descriptions face-to-face. Analyzing this teamwork produces new knowledge of the interface between cognition and interaction, the use of multimodal resources while translating and within visually asymmetrical participants, and of the expertise of blind or partially sighted team members.