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Unlimited! 3 - Innovation for Access: New Interactions

The third Unlimited conference entitled Innovation for Access: New Interactions will be held at the University of Antwerp on July 2-3, 2020. Extended deadline for abstracts: January 6, 2020.

Extended deadline for abstracts: January 6, 2020. Submit your proposal here.


About the conference series

The Unlimited! conferences are an opportunity to discuss research, practice, policy and technological innovation regarding the accessibility of live events and broadcasts. Stakeholders from varying backgrounds and domains come together to pinpoint challenges, share best practices and explore convergences and new collaborations about a growing range of services and products that make live events and broadcasts more accessible for diverse audiences - think of audio description, audio surtitling, audio subtitling, surtitling and sign language. The first Unlimited! conference was organized by the TricS research group of the University of Antwerp on April 26, 2016. The second Unlimited! conference was held in Barcelona on June 6, 2018 and was a cooperation between the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the EU-funded project Accessible Culture and Training (ACT).

Unlimited! 3

The third Unlimited! conference Innovation for Access: New Interactions will be hosted by the OPEN Expertise Centre for Accessible Media and Culture and the TricS research group of the University of Antwerp on July 2nd and 3rd, 2020 at its City Campus. 



Preliminary Unlimited! programme

July 2, 2020 – Workshop
  • 9am-12am – The OPEN Expertise Centre organizes a workshop on intralingual live subtitling with respeaking.

​​July 3, 2020 – Conference

  • 9am-10am - Unlimited! Keynote speech (Josélia Neves).
  • 10am - 5pm - Unlimited! Paper presentations (CfP open until december 1st, 2019).
  • 5pm-6pm - Reception

Our colleagues from the EU live subtitling research project ILSA (Interlingual Live Subtitling for Access) are organising an interesting event on July 2nd in Antwerp in the afternoon that will be of interest to Unlimited! participants as well. More information will be available on their website.


About our keynote speaker, Josélia Neves:

Josélia Neves has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, an MA in English Studies, a PhD in Translation Studies, with a dissertation on Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (SDH) by the University of Surrey Roehampton, London. 

In her career as a university teacher and researcher, she has led a number of collaborative projects in various fields  television, the cinema and DVD, tourism, museums and cultural venues, publishing, the performing arts and education - in an effort to provide access to people with a disability. Her expertise is in Subtitling, Captioning, Audio Description, Audio-tactile Transcreation and in Multisensory Communication. She is presently a Professor at Hamad bin Khalifa University, in Qatar, where she teaches on the MA in Audiovisual Translation and a member of TransMedia Research Group. 


Call for papers

Read the Unlimited! Call for papers and submit your paper proposal by January 6st 2020.

Registration & fees

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Registration for the conference will open soon:

Unlimited! € 125
Unlimited! + OPEN Workshop € 200
Unlimited! (for concession holders, students and employees of the department of Applied Linguistics of the University of Antwerp)

€ 50

Unlimited! + OPEN Workshop (for concession holders, students and employees of the department of Applied Linguistics of the University of Antwerp) 100