A black-and-white drawing that illustrates an authentic situation of the data collection process for the Mutable corpus. The picture shows two men that are part of a blind-sighted team. The team is drafting an audio description.

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: 2017-2020

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.

A black-and-white drawing that illustrates an authentic situation of the data collection process for the Mutable corpus. The picture shows a person who is part of a blind-sighted team sitting in front of a laptop. The person is wearing glasses and only part of their face is shown in the picture. Their face is pictured from their right side.
Illustrations of the corpus. Copyright: MUTABLE Corpus & Eero Tiittula. All rights reserved.

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