Creativity in Media Access
In his 21-minute talk Pablo Romero-Fresco from Vigo University in Spain outlines developments in creativity in media accessibility.
Pablo is a film director in his own right and has been working to improve accessibility by the deaf and hearing to films for quite a few years. He spearheaded the creation of subtitles by film makers as part of the film making process rather than as an afterthought.
This enables the film makers to extend their original design concept to be applied also to the subtitles. Here he provides an update of where in some cases this has developed away from the standard objective captions to become a means of people with a hearing loss express themselves to the hearing world.
Some of these developments will probably not generally replace conventional objective subtitles but perhaps it offers a means for the deaf community to express the issues it faces.