The Project

Research Areas

The project Research Areas (R) include:

Research Areas (R)

Focal Point in the Project Team

 1. Audio Description Susanne J. Jekat (ZHAW) - Research leader

2. Combining Audio Description, Audio Introduction and Text-to-Speech (Read-aloud) Technology

Susanne J. Jekat (ZHAW) - Research leader

3. Live-Subtitling: Respeaking and Speech-to-Text Interpreting via Keyboard

Susanne J. Jekat (ZHAW) - Research leader

4. Easy-to-Read and Plain Language

Susanne J. Jekat (ZHAW) - Research leader

5. Sign Language and Sign Language Interpreting

Christiane Hohenstein (ZHAW) - Research coordinator

6. Speech to Sign Language Translation

Pierrette Bouillon (UNIGE) - Research leader

7. Accessibility of Digital Documents

Silvia Rodríguez Vázquez (UNIGE) - Research leader

8. Speech-to-Text (Dictation) Systems

Susanne J. Jekat (ZHAW) - Research coordinator

9. Community Interpreting

Michaela Albl-Mikasa (ZHAW) - Research coordinator

10. Community Interpreting into Plain Language

Susanne J. Jekat (ZHAW) - Research coordinator

 The project addresses each of these Research Areas across five highly interrelated Work Packages (WPs):

  • WP1: Compilation of a catalogue of target group requirements
  • WP2: Compilation of a catalogue of existing technology and methods
  • WP3: Standardisation and evaluation of methods and products
  • WP4: Development and implementation of a research-based curriculum and pedagogy in Barrier-free Communication
  • WP5: Consulting and standardisation of services in Barrier-free Communication

As outlined in our project proposal, Research Areas 1-4, 6 and 7 are the core of the project and will be fully investigated through in-depth theoretical and empirical research. Research Areas 5, 8, 9 and 10 will be interlinked with the overall project and only partially investigated: the project partners will coordinate the collection of existing research output in these areas. A thorough investigation of these Research Areas may follow, pending successful application for additional funding.

 

 

 

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