Monday, 17 March 2014

Subtitling for the deaf and the hard of hearing

Subtitling for the deaf and the hard of hearing
22 March 2014
Open to professionals and students.
Limited number of places available.
The course will start with an introduction to deafness aimed at becoming familiarwith the audience. The specific requirements of subtitling for the deaf and the hard of hearing (SDH) – textual, tone of voice, speaker identification, sound effects – will be highlighted. The conventions and norms in place will be discussed.
An insight into subtitling for deaf children will be presented and issues related to subtitling for young audiences will be discussed.
A state-of-the-art professional subtitling program, WinCAPS, will be used by the participants to carry out subtitling tasks on clips provided by the trainer. This practical part is aimed at introducing technical aspects of subtitling and at gaining an understanding of the potential offered by subtitling programs.
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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Call for Posters: Translation and the Digital: new tools for creativity and communication

UCL will be hosting an interdisciplinary day of seminars and workshops on 25th April, 2014, investigating digital technology in interlingual media and performance alongside digital applications for intercultural literary and historical research. 
The organising committee is now issuing a call for poster presentations (attached) that shed light on the themes of the one day event: the relevance of digital technologies to teaching and research across the Arts and Humanities. 
Topics for posters can include, but are not limited to:
- the potential of digital databases in literary and linguistic practice
- the use of translation software in interlingual communication in media and performance
- new developments in digital tools for recording and developing artistic endeavour and research
- showcase synergies of skills and experience
- digital resources for interlingual public engagement
- human geography
Design and submission of the poster must happen according to the following guidelines:
- Submitted posters must be A3 size but can be portrait or landscape.
- Posters in pdf format should be sent digitally by 10 March 2014 to
Should any media or materials be involved to create the posters, from paint, pens and fabric to photography and graphic design, an A3 copy of the poster should be sent to: Translation & Digital, CenTraS, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (please do not fold your entries, post them to us flat in a large envelope).

Each project, idea or aspect of a poster is contained within one poster only. People can submit more than one project. The closing date for entries is 10 March 2014. Shortlisted entrants will be notified on 17 March 2014.
A £50 book token will be awarded as first prize and posters will be on display throughout the day. Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2014. Further details and registration for the day are available on the Higher Education Academy  website:
The series is funded by the HEA and the UCL Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies. 
For additional inquiries, please contact​