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OPEN supports the accessibility research of the TricS research group of the University of Antwerp and applies the results to the professional field. 

TricS has many years of experience in the field of research into audiovisual translation and media accessibility, through doctorates, European research projects, conferences and workshops. Since 2016, TricS has conferred three doctorates: 

  • "A narratological approach to content selection in audio description", defended by Gert Vercauteren in 2016. 
  • "Translating documentaries: does the integration of a bilingual glossary of domain-specific terminology into the translation process reduce the translators' workload?", by Sabien Hanoulle, defended in 2017. 
  • "Audio description in Dutch: a corpus-based study into the linguistic features of a new, multimodal text type", by Nina Reviers, defended in 2018. 

More information about the ongoing (doctoral) research projects in Media Accessibility can be found below.
 

TricS is also the organizer of several international conferences on media accessibility, such as the "Third international symposium on live subtitling with speech recognition" (2010), "Media for All" (2009) and "Unlimited!" (2016). In addition, it has extensive experience in teaching research-based but practice-oriented workshops. TricS is also a partner in three European projects on accessible media and culture funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme. More information on this programme can be found below.