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Re-fashioning fashion: An exploratory study of a live audio described fashion show

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posted on 21.05.2021, 15:34 by John-Patrick Udo, Deborah I. Fels
This paper presents a process and its analysis for live audio description of a fashion show that contained only music and no dialogue. The findings of this work suggest that using a content expert with a process that combines conventional audio-description techniques with colour commentary techniques to allow emotion and excitement, as well as description of the important visual elements, is enjoyable and entertaining for blind, low-vision and sighted audiences. Following the proposed process, about 60% of the content of the live show could be described in a timely manner. Finally, it was found that the describer added about three times as many descriptions from a prepared script as were omitted.

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Universal Access in the Information Society. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-009-0156-1