Nazaret   Fresno Canada

Assistant Professor  

Office: BMAIN 1.528
Phone: (956) 882-7450

Dr. Nazaret Fresno Canada

Dr. Fresno studies audiovisual translation and accessibility to the media.

Selected Publications

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Approaching Engagement in Audio Description," Rivista Internazionale di Tecnica della Traduzione / International Journal of Translation 19, (December 2017): 13-31.

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Watching Accessible Cartoons. The Speed of Closed-captions for Young Audiences in the United States," Perspectives. Studies in Translation Theory and Practice (September 2017).

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Carving Characters in the Mind. A Theoretical Approach to the Reception of Characters in Audio Described Films," Hermeneus. Revista de Traducción e Interpretación, 18, (December 2016): 59-92.

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada, Judit Castellà, and Olga Soler-Vilageliu. "What should I say? Tentative criteria to prioritize information in the audio description of film characters," Researching Audio Description. New Approaches. London: Palgrave Macmillan, June 2016: 143-168.

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada, Judit Castellà, and Olga Soler Vilageliu. "Less is More. Effects of the Amount of Information and its Presentation in the Recall and Reception of Audio Described Characters," International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research 14, no. 2 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014).

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Is a picture worth a thousand words? The role of memory in audio description," Across Languages and Cultures 15, no. 1 (June 2014): 111–129.

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Experimenting with characters. An empirical approach to the audio description of real characters," Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility at the Crossroads. Media for All 3. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, May 2012: 147–171.

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "The Day After. Accessibility to the US Final Presidential Debate After its Live Broadcast," .

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Of Bad Hombres and Nasty Women. The Quality of the Closed Captioning in the 2016 US Final Presidential Debate," .

Selected Grants and Fellowships

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. Research fellowship, Department of Translation and Interpreting, (March 2010 - February 2011)

Selected Presentations

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada, Katarzyna Sepielak, and Maciej Krawczyk. "Super Bowl for All," ACT/Unlimited! 2 Symposium, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (June 2018)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Media Accessibility Quality in Televised Programs Re-shown on the Internet. The Case of the News in the US," Understanding Quality in Media Accessibility, TransMedia Catalonia Research Group, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (June 2018)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Fast and Curious: Closed Captions for Children on American Television.," Linguistics Seminar Series, UTRGV, Brownsville, Edinburg (April 2018)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Closed Captions on the Internet: The Dilemma Between and Quality," 33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu (October 2017)

  • Katarzyna Sepielak, Dawid Wladyka, and Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Emergency Management in Linguistically Vulnerable Communities. The case of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA," Points of View in Translation and Interpreting Conference, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (June 2017)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Translation as a form of accessibility: the case of the closed-captioning of the final presidential debate," Linguistics Seminar Series, UTRGV, Brownsville, Edinburg (April 2017)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "Engagement in Audio Description: so simple, and yet so complex," ARSAD 2017 (Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description), TransMedia Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (March 2017)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "La subtitulación para sordos en Estados Unidos: análisis de la velocidad de lectura en la programación infantil y juvenil," 8th Conference on Dubbing and Subtitling, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain (March 2017)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada. "The (Re)Creation of Audio Described Characters by Audiences with Visual Impairments," ATISA, American Translation & Interpreting Studies Association, Monterey, CA (April 2016)

  • Nazaret Fresno Canada and Katarzyna Sepielak. "Action! Translation as access in the audio visual era," And Access for All - Translation and Access to Services, Media and Entertainment, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville (April 2015)

Current Courses

SPAN 4347 01E - Translation Technologies:
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TRSP 4347 01E - Translation Technologies:
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TRSP 6340 90E - Translation Theory:
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TRSP 4342 01E - Interpreting:
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SPAN 6340 90E - Translation Theory:
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