Postdoctoral position available in multisensory interaction and education

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate position in the Bristol Interaction Group (BIG Lab) within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. The role is part of the EPSRC project “Crossmodal Interactive Tools for Inclusive Learning”, which aims at investigating novel multisensory learning and teaching technologies that supports inclusive interaction between visually-impaired and sighted children in mainstream schools. Continue reading “Postdoctoral position available in multisensory interaction and education”

(Article) Peak levels: Anyone can get the sound right

The ‘Peak level meter’ is an essential tool of an audio engineer. It’s used to adjust volume levels. For example, there may be odd moments when a recording is far, far louder than the rest of the track. So loud that the sound will distort when played. The engineer therefore tones it down a bit. Small nudges here and there make a massive difference to the quality of the final sound. A peak level meter is just a gauge that helps. It shows the sound level in real time as the engineer listens to the audio, blinking if the sound even momentarily reaches a critical level where something must be done. It’s completely visual though so is completely inaccessible to a blind person. Continue reading “(Article) Peak levels: Anyone can get the sound right”