CCL-researcher Jana Holsanova is one of the editors of the book Syntolkning – forskning och praktik (Audio description – research and practices) that has recently been published in co-operation between Lund University, Stockholm University and the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM).
Audio description is a subject area for researchers within cognitive science with inquiries as: Can people who have never seen see things in their mind’s eye and create mental images? How can this happen? What is the relationship between language, thought and storytelling? How can interpreters convey in spoken words what film makers, actors, and so forthconvey by means of visible communicative resources, like images, movement light, gestures and facial expressions?
Audio description also deals with questions pertaining to aspects of quality: How do users of audio description services think that audio description can be improved? What training is available for those who wish to study audio description?