This guest post was written by the Portuguese Association of Translators and Interpreters (APTRAD). APTRAD will be holding its First International Audiovisual Translation Conference online, "Paths to an Accesible World" from September 8 to 11, 2021.
As part of the work we perform for the professional development of our members and to improve the quality of the market in general, APTRAD, the Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters working to and from the Portuguese language in all its variants, will be hosting its First International Audiovisual Translation Conference online, from September 8 to 11, 2021.
The theme of the conference: "Paths to an Accessible World." We believe that audiovisual translation is much more than subtitling; it also encompasses dubbing and accessibility modalities, in particular subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing and audio description. Thus, the aim of this International Conference is to discuss all the paths of audiovisual translation that shape this reality.
In a world where inclusion, diversity, and accessibility are gaining more importance, it is our duty as citizens and professionals to share ideas, to convey messages, to consider the needs of others, and to find solutions. The pandemic showed (and it is still showing) that we need to come together as a community and be strong, taking care of those who are not able to find help or who are left behind due to a physical or mental issue.
We often think that only decisions-makers can have a powerful impact in the life of these individuals, but that is far from the truth. If we are deliberate about making our products or services available to everyone, accessibility will become a standard feature in our work.
That is why this conference can make a difference. Subtitlers, researchers, technology leaders, and many more will share their experience in this field and discuss how we can raise awareness and improve accessibility in audiovisual materials.
ProZ.com Standard members can benefit from the APTRAD Partner Associations pricing, and ProZ.com Plus members can benefit from the APTRAD Sister Associations pricing. Click here to check the full program and pricing.