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Access Reframed Conversation Series
October 9, 2020 - October 16, 2020
Access Reframed aims to educate, advocate and enact change towards greater access for creators and audiences in the film community nationwide. Making media accessible is too often approached as an afterthought, with only compliance in mind.
“SIMPLY PUT, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, AND EQUITY MUST ABSOLUTELY INCLUDE ACCESSIBILITY.”
From cost barriers to seemingly complex technologies, creators, presenters and funders find themselves in a constant conversation about who is responsible for meeting access needs such as captioning, ASL interpretation, audio description, and more. This project intends to approach the challenge from a place of collaboration, reframing accessibility as a societal value.
Access Reframed events will provide ASL interpretation and CART captioning. If you have any additional accommodation requests, please reach out to Matt Lauterbach at email@example.com.
CREATOR CONVERSATION | OCTOBER 9, 2020, 2PM-3:30PM CST
Filmmakers/Producers discuss how to make filmmaking, audiovisual media, screenings, and events inclusive for people with disabilities. Panelists will explore the importance of captions, description, and accessible screenings in both physical and virtual spaces, and share their own experiences as filmmakers with disabilities. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of both the incentives and the values involved in increasing access and equity at every stage of a film’s journey. Panelists include: Reid Davenport, Rodney Evans, Jade Bryan
PRESENTER CONVERSATION | OCTOBER 16, 2020, 2PM-3:30PM CST
Exhibitors, Programmers, and Distributors discuss equity and access for filmmakers and audiences with disabilities in the film and media community and society at large. Panelists will explore inclusion in physical and virtual screening spaces (where); programming and outreach/impact efforts (what); decision-making and implementation (how); and leadership opportunities in the industry (who). Panelists include: Cheryl Green, Emily Beitiks
Presented by BACKBONES, Full Spectrum Features, All Senses Go, LaGrish
Partially funded by: Illinois Humanities and Chicago Public Library