Status Report

Audio Description And Other Inclusive Resources In The Outreach Project Astroaccesible

By SpaceRef Editor
June 29, 2022
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Enrique Pérez-Montero, Celia Barnés-Castaño, Emilio Garcí a López-Caro

Astroaccesible is an outreach project hosted by the Instituto de AstrofÍ sica de AndalucÍ a – CSIC and leaded by a blind astronomer aimed at the teaching and popularisation of astronomy and astrophysics among all kind of disabled and non-disabled people. Among the different strategies followed to transmit information to blind and partially sighted people, audio description is one of the most accesible and popular in the case of films and museums, but it has not been yet widely incorporated for the description of astronomical images. In this contribution we introduce {“The Universe in words”, which are a series of videos describing images of some of the most popular objects in the Messier catalogue. These audio descriptions do not only have a clear inclusive aspect, but also imply a better and deeper understanding of the represented images for everybody. This is one of the most important aspects of using inclusive resources, as they also clearly improve the efficiency of the transmission process for all kind of public. These videos can also be used as supplementary material in of in-person activities and as a complement to other kind of materials, such as sonifications or models of the same or similar type of astronomical objects.

Comments: 4 pages. To appear as conference contribution to the 2nd IAU Workshop Beyond the Common Senses held on 2021

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:2206.09703 [astro-ph.IM]

  (or arXiv:2206.09703v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Enrique Pérez-Montero Dr [view email]

[v1] Mon, 20 Jun 2022 10:52:12 UTC (28 KB)

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