Pablo Romero-Fresco

Pablo Romero Fresco is a Ramón y Cajal grantholder at Universidade de Vigo (Spain) and Reader in Translation and Filmmaking at the University of Roehampton (London, UK). His research interests revolve around audiovisual translation, accessibility and film. He is the author of the book Subtitling through Speech Recognition: Respeaking (Routledge) and the editor of The Reception of Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Europe (Peter Lang). He has collaborated with Ofcom and the National Gallery in the UK, Ai-Media in Australia, Swiss TXT in Switzerland and North-West University in South Africa, among other institutions, to introduce and improve access to TV and live events for people with hearing loss around the world. He is a member of the research groupTransmedia Catalonia, for which he coordinated the subtitling part of the EU-funded project DTV4ALL. Pablo is also a filmmaker and is working on a new initiative, accessible filmmaking, to integrate translation and accessibility as part of the filmmaking process. His first documentary, Joining the Dots (2012), about blindness and audiodescription, was screened during the 69th Venice Film Festival as well as at other festivals in London, Poland, France, Switzerland and Austria and was used by Netflix and by schools around Europe to raise awareness about audiodescription.

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