Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Specialized translation (cod. 9174)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Specialized translation (cod. 9174)

Learning outcomes

The student knows the principles of language service provision in the field of accessibility of audiovisual media; s/he is able to implement the main language service provision standards in professional settings.

Course contents

This course moves between professional practice and theoretical reflection. It aims to offer a vision of accessibility that transcends pure linguistic dimensions, covering also professional and socio-cultural aspects. The module will be structured in 2 parts which will deal with the fundamental forms of accessibility for the small and the big screen: subtitling for the hard of hearing and audiodescription.


The readings will be provided during the course.

Teaching methods

This course module requires a 70% student attendance. The lesson is conceived as a laboratory where we will carry out activities of analysis, documentation, subtitling/audiodescription, proofreading and commentary. An active participation of all students in the proposed exercises is required.

Assessment methods

The student will hold a three-hour final exam which will test student's acquisition of methods and techniques. The test consists of subtitling for the hard of hearing and audiodescribing a clip in line with those developed during the course.

Teaching tools

Classes will be held in a computer lab.

Office hours

See the website of Ruben Tortosa Sanchez


Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.