An Introduction to Audio Description

A practical guide

Author: Louise Fryer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317479211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 349

An Introduction to Audio Description is the first comprehensive, user-friendly student guide to the theory and practice of audio description, or media narration, providing readers with the skills needed for the effective translation of images into words for the blind and partially-sighted. A wide range of examples – from film to multimedia events and touch tours in theatre, along with comments throughout from audio description users, serve to illustrate the following key themes: the history of audio description the audience the legal background how to write, prepare and deliver a script. Covering the key genres of audio description and supplemented with exercises and discussion points throughout, this is the essential textbook for all students and translators involved in the practice of audio description. Accompanying film clips are also available at: and on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal:

Handbuch Barrierefreie Kommunikation

Author: Christiane Maaß,Isabel Rink

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3732904075


Page: 800

View: 9416

Barrierefreie Kommunikation umfasst alle Maßnahmen zum Abbau von Hindernissen für die Verständigung in verschiedenen Situationen und Handlungsfeldern. Durch Behinderungen, Erkrankungen, unterschiedliche Bildungschancen oder einschneidende Lebensereignisse haben Menschen höchst unterschiedliche Bedarfe, wie Texte bzw. Kommunikate für sie aufbereitet sein müssen, um ihren individuellen Anforderungen und Zugangsvoraussetzungen zu entsprechen. In diesem Handbuch wird das Themenfeld Barrierefreie Kommunikation in interdisziplinärer Breite beleuchtet und kritisch reflektiert. Aktuelle Erkenntnisse, Lösungsvorschläge sowie Desiderate der Forschung stehen dabei neben Berichten von Praktiker(inne)n und Nutzer(inne)n, die Einblicke in ihren Umgang mit Barrierefreier Kommunikation gewähren und gegenwärtige und zukünftige Erfordernisse und Probleme aufzeigen.

Quality Assurance and Assessment Practices in Translation and Interpreting

Author: Huertas-Barros, Elsa,Vandepitte, Sonia,Iglesias-Fernández, Emilia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152255226X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

View: 3315

The development of translation memories and machine translation have led to new quality assurance practices where translators have found themselves checking not only human translation but also machine translation outputs. As a result, the notions of revision and interpersonal competences have gained great importance with international projects recognizing them as high priorities. Quality Assurance and Assessment Practices in Translation and Interpreting is a critical scholarly resource that serves as a guide to overcoming the challenge of how translation and interpreting results should be observed, given feedback, and assessed. It also informs the design of new ways of evaluating students as well as suggesting criteria for professional quality control. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as quality management, translation tests, and competency-based assessments, this book is geared towards translators, interpreters, linguists, academicians, translation and interpreting researchers, and students seeking current research on the new ways of evaluating students as well as suggesting criteria for professional quality control in translation.

Media for All

Subtitling for the Deaf, Audio Description, and Sign Language

Author: Pilar Orero,Aline Remael

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202304X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 9896

This book, a first in its kind, offers a survey of the present state of affairs in media accessibility research and practice. It focuses on professional practices which are relative newcomers within the field of audiovisual translation and media studies, namely, audio description for the blind and visually impaired, sign language, and subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing for television, DVD, cinema, internet and live performances.Thanks to the work of lobbying groups and the introduction of legislation in some countries, media accessibility is an area that has recently gained marked visibility in our society. It has begun to appear in university curricula across Europe, and is the topic of numerous specialised conferences. The target readership of this book is first and foremost the growing number of academics involved in audiovisual translation at universities ? researchers, teachers and students ? but it is also of interest to the ever-expanding pool of practitioners and translators, who may wish to improve their crafts. The collection also addresses media scholars, members of deaf and blind associations, TV channels, and cinema or theatre managements who have embarked on the task of making their programmes and venues accessible to the visually and hearing impaired.Table of contentsAcknowledgementsJorge DIAZ CINTAS, Pilar ORERO, Aline REMAEL: Media for all: a global challengeSection 1: Subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH) Aline REMAEL: Sampling subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing in EuropeClive MILLER: Access symbols for use with video content and information and communications technology devicesChristopher STONE: Deaf access for Deaf people: the translation of the television news from English into British Sign LanguageJoselia NEVES: A world of change in a changing worldVera Lucia SANTIAGO ARAUJO: Subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in BrazilSection 2: Audio description (AD) Pilar ORERO: Sampling audio description in EuropeJoan GREENING, Deborah ROLPH: Accessibility: raising awareness of audio description in the UKGert VERCAUTEREN: Towards a European guideline for audio descriptionAndrew SALWAY: A corpus-based analysis of audio descriptionJulian BOURNE, Catalina JIMENEZ HURTADO: From the visual to the verbal in two languages: a contrastive analysis of the audio description of The Hours in English and SpanishKarin De COSTER, Volkmar MUHLEIS: Intersensorial translation: visual art made up by wordsAnna MATAMALA, Pilar ORERO: Accessible opera in Catalan: opera for allGreg YORK: Verdi made visible: audio introduction for opera and balletJessica YEUNG: Audio description in the Chinese worldNotes on contributorsIndex

Introduction to MPEG-7

Multimedia Content Description Interface

Author: B. S. Manjunath,Philippe Salembier,Thomas Sikora

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471486787

Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 5256

DVD contains: demonstrations -- software.

Last Lecture - Die Lehren meines Lebens

Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641051193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1908

»Die Buchsensation des Jahres.« Focus Im September 2007 hält Randy Pausch, Informatik-Professor an der Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, seine Abschiedsvorlesung. Das Thema: Seine Kindheitsträume und wie er sie verwirklicht hat. Der Anlass: Pausch ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt. Kurz darauf kennen Millionen Menschen ihn und seine bewegende Rede. Das vorliegende Buch, für das die »Last Lecture« den Anstoß gegeben hat, ist in Gesprächen mit dem Journalisten Jeffrey Zaslow entstanden. Darin sind die Lebenseinsichten Pauschs mit seiner persönlichen Lebensgeschichte verwoben. Wie man seine Träume verwirklicht und anderen dabei hilft – ein beeindruckendes Beispiel für Optimismus und Lebensbejahung.

Introduction to Audio Analysis

A MATLAB® Approach

Author: Theodoros Giannakopoulos,Aggelos Pikrakis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080993893

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 6828

Introduction to Audio Analysis serves as a standalone introduction to audio analysis, providing theoretical background to many state-of-the-art techniques. It covers the essential theory necessary to develop audio engineering applications, but also uses programming techniques, notably MATLAB®, to take a more applied approach to the topic. Basic theory and reproducible experiments are combined to demonstrate theoretical concepts from a practical point of view and provide a solid foundation in the field of audio analysis. Audio feature extraction, audio classification, audio segmentation, and music information retrieval are all addressed in detail, along with material on basic audio processing and frequency domain representations and filtering. Throughout the text, reproducible MATLAB® examples are accompanied by theoretical descriptions, illustrating how concepts and equations can be applied to the development of audio analysis systems and components. A blend of reproducible MATLAB® code and essential theory provides enable the reader to delve into the world of audio signals and develop real-world audio applications in various domains. Practical approach to signal processing: The first book to focus on audio analysis from a signal processing perspective, demonstrating practical implementation alongside theoretical concepts Bridge the gap between theory and practice: The authors demonstrate how to apply equations to real-life code examples and resources, giving you the technical skills to develop real-world applications Library of MATLAB code: The book is accompanied by a well-documented library of MATLAB functions and reproducible experiments

Audio Description

New perspectives illustrated

Author: Anna Maszerowska,Anna Matamala,Pilar Orero

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027269424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 9245

Audio description (AD) is a narrative technique which provides complementary information regarding the where, who, what and how of any audiovisual content. It translates the visuals into words. The principal function of this ad hoc narrative is to make audiovisual content available to all: be it a guided city tour of Barcelona, a 3D film, or a Picasso painting. Audio description is one of the younger siblings of Audiovisual Translation, and it is epigonic to the audiovisual translation modality chosen. This book is the first volume on the topic written in English and it brings together an international team of leading audio description teachers, scholars, and practitioners to address the basic issues regarding audio description strategies. Using one stimulus, Quentin Tarantino’s film Inglourious Basterds (2009), the authors analysed what, when, where and how to audio describe. The book is written in a collaborative effort, following a bottom up approach. The many issues that surfaced in the process of the analysis were grouped in broader categories represented in the ten chapters this book contains. A good example of a successful international collaboration, the volume sets a robust practical and theoretical framework for the many studies on audio description to come in the future. Considering the structure of the individual contributions, the book is not only oriented towards the identification of the challenges that await the describer, but it also offers an insight into their possible solutions.


Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6997

Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

Audio in Media

Author: Stanley Alten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113330723X

Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 8350

In AUDIO IN MEDIA, Tenth Edition, Stanley Alten -- internationally recognized as a scholar and expert in the area of audio production -- continues to provide students with an introduction to the basic techniques and principles necessary for audio production in today’s media. The clear, current illustrations and photos and student-friendly writing in Alten’s market-leading text have helped professors effectively teach this technically based course to thousands of introductory audio-production students. Comprehensive, technically accurate, and up-to-date, the text covers informational, perceptual, and aesthetic aspects of sound as they apply to each stage of the production process, from planning to postproduction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Das barrierefreie Museum

Theorie und Praxis einer besseren Zugänglichkeit. Ein Handbuch

Author: Patrick S. Föhl,Stefanie Erdrich,Hartmut John,Karin Maaß

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839405769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

View: 1409

Das barrierefreie Museum - dieses Thema gewinnt in der deutschen und europäischen Museumslandschaft zunehmend an Bedeutung. Indem sich Museen vermehrt auf die Bedürfnisse älterer und behinderter Museumsbesucher einstellen, tragen sie in wachsendem Maße ihrem bildungspolitischen und gesellschaftlichen Auftrag Rechnung. Dieses Buch stellt die unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten und Bedürfnisse von Menschen mit Behinderungen in Museen vor und präsentiert ausgewählte nationale sowie internationale Beispiele, in denen große wie kleine Museen erfolgreich Wege zur Barrierefreiheit beschritten haben. Das Buch enthält darüber hinaus ausführliche Servicebeiträge, in denen von Informationen über die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen, über das Marketing bis hin zur Finanzierung das Thema der barrierefreien Museumsgestaltung mit seinen vielfältigen Facetten praxisnah dargestellt wird.

Wie ich die entscheidenden 10% glücklicher wurde

Meditation für Skeptiker

Author: Dan Harris

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428767

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2110

Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.

Introduction to Video Search Engines

Author: David C. Gibbon,Zhu Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540793372

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 3993

The evolution of technology has set the stage for the rapid growth of the video Web: broadband Internet access is ubiquitous, and streaming media protocols, systems, and encoding standards are mature. In addition to Web video delivery, users can easily contribute content captured on low cost camera phones and other consumer products. The media and entertainment industry no longer views these developments as a threat to their established business practices, but as an opportunity to provide services for more viewers in a wider range of consumption contexts. The emergence of IPTV and mobile video services offers unprecedented access to an ever growing number of broadcast channels and provides the flexibility to deliver new, more personalized video services. Highly capable portable media players allow us to take this personalized content with us, and to consume it even in places where the network does not reach. Video search engines enable users to take advantage of these emerging video resources for a wide variety of applications including entertainment, education and communications. However, the task of information extr- tion from video for retrieval applications is challenging, providing opp- tunities for innovation. This book aims to first describe the current state of video search engine technology and second to inform those with the req- site technical skills of the opportunities to contribute to the development of this field. Today’s Web search engines have greatly improved the accessibility and therefore the value of the Web.

An Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing

Author: Robert M. Gray,Lee D. Davisson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139456289

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 7424

This book describes the essential tools and techniques of statistical signal processing. At every stage theoretical ideas are linked to specific applications in communications and signal processing using a range of carefully chosen examples. The book begins with a development of basic probability, random objects, expectation, and second order moment theory followed by a wide variety of examples of the most popular random process models and their basic uses and properties. Specific applications to the analysis of random signals and systems for communicating, estimating, detecting, modulating, and other processing of signals are interspersed throughout the book. Hundreds of homework problems are included and the book is ideal for graduate students of electrical engineering and applied mathematics. It is also a useful reference for researchers in signal processing and communications.

Introduction to Data Compression

Author: Khalid Sayood

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 012416000X

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 5063

Introduction to Data Compression, Fourth Edition, is a concise and comprehensive guide to the art and science of data compression. This new edition includes all the cutting edge updates the reader will need during the work day and in class. It provides an extensive introduction to the theory underlying today’s compression techniques with detailed instruction for their applications using several examples to explain the concepts. Encompassing the entire field of data compression, this book covers lossless and lossy compression, Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, dictionary techniques, context based compression, scalar and vector quantization. New to this fourth edition is a more detailed description of the JPEG 2000 standard as well as speech coding for internet applications. A source code is also provided via a companion web site that gives readers the opportunity to build their own algorithms, choose and implement techniques in their own applications. This text will appeal to professionals, software and hardware engineers, students, and anyone interested in digital libraries and multimedia. New content added to include a more detailed description of the JPEG 2000 standard New content includes speech coding for internet applications Explains established and emerging standards in depth including JPEG 2000, JPEG-LS, MPEG-2, H.264, JBIG 2, ADPCM, LPC, CELP, MELP, and iLBC Source code provided via companion web site that gives readers the opportunity to build their own algorithms, choose and implement techniques in their own applications

Intelligent Audio Analysis

Author: Björn W. Schuller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642368069

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 345

View: 9952

This book provides the reader with the knowledge necessary for comprehension of the field of Intelligent Audio Analysis. It firstly introduces standard methods and discusses the typical Intelligent Audio Analysis chain going from audio data to audio features to audio recognition. Further, an introduction to audio source separation, and enhancement and robustness are given. After the introductory parts, the book shows several applications for the three types of audio: speech, music, and general sound. Each task is shortly introduced, followed by a description of the specific data and methods applied, experiments and results, and a conclusion for this specific task. The books provides benchmark results and standardized test-beds for a broader range of audio analysis tasks. The main focus thereby lies on the parallel advancement of realism in audio analysis, as too often today’s results are overly optimistic owing to idealized testing conditions, and it serves to stimulate synergies arising from transfer of methods and leads to a holistic audio analysis.