Louisane LeBlanc is a doctoral candidate in translation, option Translation Studies, at the Université de Montréal. Her research focuses on audio description in Canadian museums. She is trying to understand how visual content is “translated” into audio content to make the works and objects exhibited in museums accessible to blind and amblyopic visitors.
In 2000, while studying in the Information-Communication program at the Université de Moncton, Ms. LeBlanc participated in a student exchange with the Université de Poitiers in France. This experience allowed her to discover that she was able to travel the world. A few years earlier, Louisane had lost part of both her legs and her right hand to a meningococcal disease that attacked her blood. She intends to put her experience to good use so that all the students she represents can flourish by studying abroad.