Blindness as resource: On the professional competence of a blind team member in a cooperative audio description process: Zur professionellen Kompetenz eines blinden Teammitglieds bei der gemeinsamen Anfertigung einer Audiodeskription

Maija Inkeri Hirvonen, Reinhold Schmitt

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Abstract

This paper deals with the interaction between blind and sighted persons and with the collaborative production of an audio description. Audio description means translating visual information into verbal descriptions for the visually impaired peo-ple. Based on video data, the cooperation of an audio description team – one blind and two sighted co-workers – is analysed using multimodal interaction methodol-ogy. The focus is on the involvement of the blind participant in the collaboration and interaction. The paper shows that blindness can be used as a resource for col-laboration and provides examples of managing interaction in a visually asymmet-rical situation. Being among the very few studies that deal with blind-sighted inter-action, the paper discusses aspects that develop the field of empirical interaction research by widening the perspectives of participation in the direction of inclusion.
Translated title of the contributionBlindness as resource: On the professional competence of a blind team member in a cooperative audio description process
Original languageGerman
JournalGesprächsforschung
Volume19
Pages (from-to)449-477
Number of pages29
ISSN1617-1837
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Interaction
  • Conversation analysis
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Translation studies

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Blindheit als Ressource : Zur professionellen Kompetenz eines blinden Teammitglieds bei der gemeinsamen Anfertigung einer Audiodeskription. / Hirvonen, Maija Inkeri; Schmitt, Reinhold.

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