Accessible Online Education: Audiovisual Translation and Assistive Technology at the Crossroads

  • Emmanouela Patiniotaki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8514)


The purpose of this paper is to give prominence to the potential of the combination of access services emerging within Translation, and more specifically Audiovisual Translation and what is also known as Accessible Media or Media Accessibility, with Assistive Technology tools, which have been more widely realised as the media for accessibility. Through a thorough investigation of access provision practices within the two fields, the research aims to combine the best applications within the two fields to suggest potential implementation of AVT and AST elements towards accessible online educational environments while catering for the needs of students with sensory impairments.


online education assistive technology audiovisual translation accessibility access services subtitling audio description deaf hard-of-hearing sensory impairments blind partially sighted 


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  • Emmanouela Patiniotaki
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  1. 1.Imperial College London, Translation Studies UnitLondonUK

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