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Project Officer: Enhancing Audio Description II

Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media
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University of York
Hours of work
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Fixed term
26,341-32,344 pro rata
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Enhancing Audio Description II: Implementing accessible, personalised and inclusive film and television experiences for visually impaired audiences

The Enhancing Audio Description II project seeks to explore the potential of sound design practices and spatial audio to provide accessible film and television experiences for visually impaired audiences. The project proposes a new paradigm in accessible experiences, in which there is not an overreliance on a narrator's spoken word, as in traditional Audio Description practices. Instead it utilises new accessibility features that include: the addition of sound effects, the spatialisation of dialogue and sounding objects, and first-person narration, to provide accessible experiences that are seamlessly integrated to the soundtrack of a film or television programme. These techniques would be integrated into film and television workflows from the development phase up to final delivery. The project builds up from previous research which demonstrated the success of these methods, and explores them even further. The exploration of these methods will be conducted with an end-user centred approach, in which visually impaired audiences are consulted from the design process up to delivery. Furthermore, the project explores the creation of guidelines that will allow the incorporation of these methods to professional broadcasting pipelines and film workflows, by collaborating with a Project Advisory Panel representative of the different roles in film and television as well as end users.


To manage all aspects of the administrative processes and procedures and financial support service underpinning the activities of the Enhancing Audio Description II project.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A levels, NVQ level 3, BTEC, or apprenticeship relating to business administration or project and financial management support, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge on project management processes, and administrative procedures and processes linked to research projects
  • We will add the University’s Equality and Diversity statement to all advertisements:

Interview date: 25th-27th October 2021 TBC

For informal enquiries: Dr Mariana Lopez,

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We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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