Dr. Pilar Orero, FG AVA Working Group B Co-coordinator and Tutor
In 2003 she started the first online PG programme on Audiovisual Translation (AVT), which she still directs and is now in its 8th edition, http://metav.uab.cat/acc/
Within the PG environment several courses are on offer, such as the Diploma on AVT, Diploma on Media Accessibility and full Masters in both AVT and Media Accessibility. She also designed, created and directed for the first two editions the PhD Summer School at the Department of Translation at UAB http://jornades.uab.cat/escola_doctorat/en
Pilar Orero has been working on the Standardisation Committee of Digital TV and Media Accessibility in Spain for AENOR. She is the joint coordinator of Working Group B (Audio Description and Audio Subtitles) of the ITU Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility.
She has taken part in many research projects with EU broadcasters such as BBC [UK], DR [Denmark], RBB [Germany], TVC [Catalonia], TVE [Spain] and has close links with the Media production industry in Spain. This connection is due to her position as the director of studies of an MA programme and looking for working placements for the MA students.
She also has a close connection to many subtitling and audio description EU companies, and Film Festival organisers, since she has been advising on accessibility.
Pilar Orero is in contact with all Audiovisual Translation professional associations in Spain, and she is founding member of ATRAE, the Spanish association for the translation of media content.