Accessibility in Film, Television, and Interactive Media Conference

Sunday 15 October 2017, 9.00AM to 8:00pm

The number of visually impaired people in the UK is expected to rise to 4 million by 2050, while by 2035 it is estimated that there will be 15.6 million of people with hearing loss in the UK.  Such statistics reflect the urgency in which film, television and interactive media industries need to reflect on the diversity of their audiences as well as measures to increase accessibility and foster inclusivity.

The varied programme of this conference seeks to promote communication between researchers, stakeholders in the creative industries, accessibility services, and audiences. It will be a great networking opportunity, providing an interdisciplinary forum which integrates approaches from the arts, humanities, engineering and social sciences that study both traditional and innovative approaches to accessibility. 

We are now accepting proposals for conference paper presentations, posters, demos, installations and workshops on our online submission portal. Deadline for abstract submission: 2nd May 2017.

This event is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/N003713/1) as part of the Enhancing Audio Description project

Deadline for full paper submissions is 14th September. 

For more details on registration, submissons, programme and keynote speakers, please visit our website. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email mariana.lopez@york.ac.uk or call +44 1904 92 5248.    

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Admission: free - registration will open in April