Audiovisual Translation specialisation students attended an audio description workshop delivered by Dr Joel Snyder. The event was hosted by the Foundation for ICT Accessibility and facilitated by the Malta Society for the Blind.
The newly set up AVT specialisation stream has enabled the introduction of audio description for film, media, and theatre for the first time at the University of Malta. Media and culture accessibility is one of the main areas of focus of AVT at the department and the aim is to implement accessibility techniques in the local broadcasting, film and cultural sectors. This is being done in Maltese, English and other languages depending on the language pairs of the registered students. Coordinator: Dr Giselle Spiteri Miggiani.
Applications for academic year 2019/2020 open. Specialisation fields encompass Audiovisual Translation, Literary Translation and Technical Translation for specific purposes. The course has been awarded the EMT quality label by the European Commission.