Master of accessible communication webinar

28 November 2017

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

This webinar will provide background on the exciting and unique degree, the Master of Accessible Communication (MAC), that will be launched by Macquarie in 2018. The MAC is an interdisciplinary program that will prepare graduates to facilitate access to communication for any individual or group who is excluded fully or in part from a communication context for physical, circumstantial, linguistic or other reasons.

During the webinar we will look more closely at the concept of accessibility and how it ties in with inclusive design, as well as at the needs in society this degree will address.


Jan-Louis Kruger is Head of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His main research interests include studies on the reception and processing of audiovisual translation products including aspects such as cognitive load, comprehension, attention allocation, and psychological immersion. He is a co-editor for Perspectives, Studies in Translation Theory and Practice.

His current research projects investigate cognitive load in the context of educational subtitling with a view to optimising subtitles as language support in second language environments. He has been working in the broad field of accessible communication and media access for the past 15 years.

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