Presentations & Participants

Pdf versions of the presentations of all speakers of the first Unlimited! symposium can be downloaded by clicking on the title in the list below.


Panel 1 - All-in design for live events

Kyra Politt & Karina Jones, "Extraordinary bodies, extraordinary access?"

Anna Matamala & Pilar Orero, "Accessible Culture and Training (ACT): defining a new professional profile"

Łukasz Stanisław Dutka & Monika Szczygielska, "Accessible events – in search of universal solutions"

Sarah Eardley-Weaver, "ALL IN: Creating an immersive experience of live performance for all"

Panel 2 - Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

Maartje De Meulder & Oliver Pouliot, "Sign language accessibility for live events"

Melanie Sharpe,  "Every Word Counts"

Łukasz Stanisław Dutka & Agnieszka Szarkowska, "Bringing live subtitling to Central Europe – challenges and solutions"

Zoe Moores, "Subtitling Live Events Through Respeaking – Increasing Accessibility For All"

Louise Fryer & Pablo Romero-Fresco, "The Reception of Automatic Theatre Surtitles: Preferences, Perception and Engagement"

Robin Ribback, "Augmenting the World – Accessible Live Events through Live Captions and Smart Devices"

Panel 3 - Audio Description for theatre & opera

Elena Di Giovanni & Luciano Messi, "All is the keyword and the answer: opera accessibility at the Macerata Opera Festival"

Kate Ingram & Helen Hall, "Dance: The Hidden Language of the Soul" + Audio Description of WHACK

Natalia Kiser, "Live audio description in puppet theatre for children"

Hanne Roofthooft, "AD in the theatre: Post-Drama"

Panel 4 - Audio Description for live events: beyond the classics

Louise Fryer, "Pastime with Good Company"

Rai Sonali, "Case Study: Audio Description on Live TV in the UK"

Irena Michalewicz & Natalia Kiser, "Warsaw 2030: Public debate accessible to the blind and visually impaired"

Susanne Verberk, "Thank You For The Music – Live Audio Describing Buitenbeenpop Music Festival"

Mereijn Van der Heijden, "Pre-recorded AD for live events"