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Sound media, visual disability and accessibility: different initiatives in radio in Portugal and Spain

Grant number: 15/07132-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): June 19, 2015
Effective date (End): February 18, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Radio and Television
Principal Investigator:Suely Maciel
Grantee:Suely Maciel
Host Investigator: Angel Rodriguez Bravo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain  


This research aims to investigate how sound media are present in the contact of people with special visual needs with the media. Therefore, you want to investigate different radio initiatives in Portugal and Spain, notably broadcasters and / or directed programs and / or submitted by blind and in which it is observed a specialized tender from the point of view of production and thematic approaches. With this study, we seek to understand how the special condition of speakers operates in the message configuration as the compositional form, the stylistic choices and the theme. In addition, the study aims to contribute to the discussion about accessibility, media production and democratization of information, in view of the current scenario of gradual involvement, thanks to new technologies inclusive of diverse social groups before relegated to the role of mere recipients. (AU)

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