International Seminar on Translation and Accessibility in Heritage

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:47

The International Seminar on Translation and Accessibility in Heritage (SITAP) will take place in Granada between the 14 and 16 March 2018. It will include the participation of the Directors of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Royal Academy of Arts (London), who will present groundbreaking international projects from their institutions. They will be joined by experts on audio description in cinema (Game of Thrones), opera (Royal Theatre), accessibility in theatre and museums, as well as by specialists in the latest accessible technologies, including developers of applications for people with disabilities (Movistar S5). The event will come to a close with a signdance performance.

The main objective of this international seminar is to debate the conceptual, scientific, methodological and professional aspects of accessibility in heritage, with special attention given to accessible translation and interpreting. Another important aim is to share and develop criteria and working methods that illustrate innovative approaches in the area of universal accessibility in relation to cultural heritage.

The TRACCE Research Group of the University of Granada, which has organised the seminar, focuses on the broad fields of translation, interpreting and media accessibility and more specifically, on the areas of audio description, subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing, sign language interpreting, easy reading and simplified language, among others.

A huge variety of topics will be discussed during the event, especially taking into account that accessibility in heritage requires a thorough multidisciplinary approach. These topics include:

  • Accessible translation and interpreting (audio description, subtitling for the deaf, sign language, easy reading, alternative communication)

  • Audiovisual media accessibility in heritage

  • Web and computer accessibility in relation to heritage

  • Accessible museums

  • Education for accessibility

  • Accessible tourism

  • Laws and regulations regarding heritage


For further information, please visit the Seminar webpage:


SITAP 2018 has been organised as part of the OPERA project (Access to Leisure and Culture: A web portal for the dissemination and assessment of accessible audiovisual resources, FFI2015-65934 -R) and the CITRA project (Inclusive Culture through Translation, Teaching Innovation Project, PID 15-56).