Accessibility statement

Kulnaree Rueroj

PhD in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (PhD by research)

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Thesis

Audio Describing gestures and facial expressions in Thai serials

This study focuses on the AD of gestures and facial expressions in Thai TV serial programmes. The gestures and facial expressions are crucial to helping audiences understand the storylines. There are several groups of people who benefit from this research. First and foremost are audio describer and people with visual impairments, both blind people and partially sighted. Qualitative research will be undertaken in order to answer the following research questions: (1) How can we classify different types of gestures and facial expressions in Thai serials with regards to their function in discourse, so as to apply such classification to Audio Description? (2) When focusing on serial programmes, what are the differences in accessible culture of gestures and facial expressions between sighted audience and unsighted audience? (3) What are the effective ways of transferring gestures and facial expressions to verbal modes in Audio Description for Thais with visual impairments?

Biography

I'm a Thai lecturer and researcher who interested in the Development Communication, especially an Audio Description. My scope of AD in Thailand relates to AD script writing, AD consultation, AD training, and research on AD users. Most of my studies are qualitative research which relate to focus group, in-depth interview or non-participant observation. As a PhD student of university of York, I run a project about 'Audio Describing gestures and facial expressions in Thai serials.

Research

I'm interested in media use-wellbeing and television access services.

External Activity

Conferences
2013 The Asain Conference on Arts and Humanities
2014 The international Journal of Arts and Sciences
2015 Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description (ARSAD)

Publications

2011 An Introduction to broadcasting (co-author) (Thai book)
2013 Facebook: Communication behavior of Thai Teenagers in the public sphere (This paper is part of the ACAH2013 Conference Proceedings)
2016 Chapter 11 An Overview of Audio Description on Thai television (co-author) in Researching Audio Description New Approaches
2015 Media Business (co-author) (Thai book)
2016 Thai Audio Description (co-author) (Thai handbook)
2017 Planing, Desiging and Producing for community media(co-author) (Thai book)
2018 An Audio Description Guide for Television Documentary (Thai book)

Contact details

Kulnaree Sueroj
PhD in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (PhD by research)