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Inclusive and diverse stories are continuing to prove popular amongst audiences, but how can we ensure the creatives behind such stories are able to access the locations, resources, funding, and support needed to authentically bring their stories to the screen?
The Future is Accessible will explore what 'Accessibility' means in the context of production for producers, crews, cast and even audiences, and the many different aspects involved in making something truly accessible and ultimately inclusive. This trend is seeing terms like 'Universal Design' becoming part of mainstream vernacular across international markets and we want to make sure our local industries are not left behind. Even new roles, including 'Production Accessibility Coordinators' (PACs) are being created to address accessibility requirements on-sets.
While this session will primarily speak to accessibility from a disability perspective, it will also highlight the benefits accessibility and universal design can bring across the board for cast and crew of all abilities, plus other marginalised groups such as parents and carers.
Tracey Corbin-Matchett - Bus Stop Films
Stephanie Dower - Dower Productions