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Louise Fryer, Dra., é unha da descritoras con máis experiencia de Reino Unido. Realizou descricións no National Theatre (Teatro Nacional) dende que este comezou a ofrecer audiodescrición en 1993. Traballa coa organización benéfica VocalEyes como descritora, formadora e editora. Na BBC, axudou a desenvolver o servizo piloto de audiodescrición na televisión TV Audio Description Service (AUDETEL).

Describiu películas, traballou a miúdo con cineastas independentes, e foi asesora en accesibilidade para o filme nomeado a un BAFTA Notes on Blindness (2016). Escribe audioguías para museos e galerías e, na actualidade, traballa co National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (Arquivo e Colección Nacional de Arte sobre a Discapacidade – NDACA) para que a súa colección sexa accesible. Axuda a empresas interesadas en desenvolver enfoques integrados, a máis recente delas 2Faced Dance.

É docente titular sénior na University College (UCL), en Londres, e participa en numerosos proxectos de investigación europeos. A súa empresa Utopian Voices Ltd. é socia do proxecto de investigación Erasmus+ ADLAB-PRO, que ten o fin de crear recursos de ensinanza e un currículo en liña para persoas formadoras en audiodescrición

Utopian Voices Ltd. ofrece audiodescrición así como formación e asesoramento.




  • Libros
    • Fryer, L. (forthcoming). Audiodescription, Translation and Pragmatics  in Rebecca Tipton and Louisa Desilla (Eds), Routledge Handbook of Translation and Pragmatics Routledge, Oxford.
  • Capítulos de libros
    • Fryer, L. (2019). Quality Assessment in Audio description: Lessons learned from Interpreting. In E. Huertas-Barros, S. Vandepitte and E. Iglesias-Fernández (eds.) Quality Assurance and Assessment Practices in Translation and Interpreting. IGI-Global publications.
    • Fryer L. (2018). Psycholinguistics and Perception in AVT, in Luis Perez-Gonzalez (ed.) Handbook of Audiovisual Translation. Routledge, Oxford. ISBN-13: 978-1138859524
    • Eardley, A. F., Fryer, L., Hutchinson, R., Cock, M., Ride, P., & Neves, J. (2017). Enriched Audio Description: Working towards an inclusive museum experience. In Santoshi Halder and Lori Assaf (eds.) Inclusion, Disability and Culture (pp. 195-207). Springer International Publishing.
    • Romero-Fresco. P. & Fryer, L. (2015). “AI of Inglourious Basterds” in Remael, A., Reviers, N. and Vercauteren, G. (eds.) Pictures painted in words: ADLAB Audio Description guidelines.
    • Romero-Fresco. P. & Fryer, L. (2014). Audiointroductions. In Maszerowska, A., Matamala & P. Orero (eds.) Audio description: New Perspectives Illustrated. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
    • Fryer, L. (2012). A sense of place: Putting exhibits in their spatial context. In C. Alvarez de Morales, C. Limbach, & M. Olalla Luque (Eds.) Accesibilidad en la nueva era de las comunicaciones profesionales y universidad: un diálogo imprescindible (pp. 85 – 93). Granada, Ediciones Tragacanto. (softback)
  • Informes
  • Artigos
    • Fryer, L. (2018) Staging the Audio Describer in Disability Studies Quarterly 38(3).
    • Fryer, L. ( 2017).  Audio Description:  Art or Access?  Ways of Seeing Art Shape Arts Publication.
    • Jankowska, A. Milc, M. & Fryer, L. (2017) Translating Audio Description Scripts …into English. Skase journal of Translation and Interpretation vol 10 no 2 http://www.skase.sk
    • Walczak , A. & Fryer, L. (2017) Vocal delivery of audio description by genre: measuring users’ presence Perspectives: Studies in Translatology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0907676X.2017.1298634.
    • Walczak, Agnieszka, and Louise Fryer (2017). “Creative description: The impact of audio description style on presence in visually impaired audiences.” British Journal of Visual Impairment 35.1: 6-17.
    • Fryer, L. (2013). An ecological approach to audio description. The Psychologist, 26 (6), 458 – 460.
    • Fryer, L. (2010) Audio description as audio drama: a practitioner’s point of view. Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, 18(3). 205-213.
  • Presentacións
    • Fryer, L. (June 2018) “Barriers to Access: Everything but the Audio Description. Paper presented at ACT conference, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Fryer, L. (June 2018) “Quality in AD: Why Audio Describers need a Model of Visual Perception. Paper presented at UMAQ conference, Barcelona, Spain
    • Fryer, L. (February 2018) “Audio Description and Immersion” Centre for Translation & Intercultural Studies (CTIS), University of Hyderabad, India
    • Fryer, L. (October 2017) “It May be Audiodescribed, but is it any Good? Paper presented at UMAQ conference, Vigo, Spain.
    • Fryer, L. (September 2017) Putting Our Own House in Order Intermedia Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
    • Fryer, L. (Aug 2017) “Audio description and the limitations of sight Open Lab, Brady Arts Centre London
    • Fryer, L. (June 2017) “The Future of Media Accessibility: Issues and Visions” Poesis, Lecce, Italy
    • Fryer, L. (March 2017) “Audio Description and immersion” Cambridge Sci-Fest, Cambridge, UK.
    • Fryer, L. (February 2017).  Audio Description:  Art or Access? Bridging the Gaps Tate Exchange
      Tate Modern, London, UK
    • Fryer, L. (February 2017).  Audio Description :AD on the Cheap? Taking Flight Symposium Thinking Outside the Box, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
    • Fryer, L. (October 2016)  Keynote.  Audio Description: The Art of Access, The Young Vic, London.
    • Fryer, L. (Sept.2016)  Accessible Events: Collaborative approaches 8th EST Congress (European Society for Translation Studies). Aarhus.
    • Fryer, L. (July, 2016) AD: Media Access and Social Inclusion.  On the Edge Symposium, Birmingham.
    • Fryer, L. (April, 2016) Blue Smarties. Plenary Lecture. 3rd Intermedia Conference, Lodz, Poland.
    • Fryer, L. (April, 2016) Pastime with Good Company. Paper presented at the Unlimited! Symposium, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Fryer, L. (September, 2015) Research Findings AD and Cinema. Guest Lecture AGM. Audio Description Association (ADA UK), Theatre Trust, London
    • Fryer, L. (July 2015). Music – What’s not to hear? Paper presented at Translating Music Project: Making Music Accessible seminar. Europe House, London.
    • Fryer, L. (June 2015). An Ecological Approach to Audio Description Paper presented at Blind Creations Conference. Royal Holloway College, University of London.



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