Audio description in the Chinese world

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There is no provision of audio description (AD) at the institutional level on the Chinese mainland. This is to be expected since most resources in this sector are used on medicines to eliminate curable blindness. By contrast, the lack of provision in the wealthy city of Hong Kong can be attributed only to a lack of awareness of the right to media access for all. There is an attempt to provide training in audio description for university interpreting students, and this has proved to be educationally beneficial. In Taiwan, much advocacy and research have been done and provision is improving dramatically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia for All
Subtitle of host publicationSubtitling for the Deaf, Audio Description, and Sign Language
EditorsJorge Díaz Cintas, Pilar Orero, Aline Remael
PublisherBrill Rodopi
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789401209564
ISBN (Print)9789042023048
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameApproaches to Translation Studies
ISSN (Print)0169-0523
ISSN (Electronic)1879-6273


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