Disability Inclusion and Best Practices in Media
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 15% of the world’s population, or an estimated 1 billion people, live with some form of disability. A disability can be a physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, chronic pain or other condition that is a barrier to everyday living. With 1-in-4 adults in the U.S. having a disability, they are the largest minority group. The disability community cuts across all other groups and is the only minority group that you can join at any point your life.
According to Nielsen, with a trillion dollar gap in the market, the need for inclusion and best practices in media has never been more important. Join us for a very timely and insightful discussion into topics of inclusion and hiring of cast and crew behind and in front of the camera and accessibility for both on set, to the elevation of writing stories and creating content with inclusion over all forms of media, not only in film, but for television, broadcast, digital, corporate and commercial content.
Our esteemed panel of speakers includes; Actor/Model and disability advocate Danny J Gomez, Author, Actor and Founder of the Diva’s With Disabilities project, Dr. Donna Walton; and award winning filmmaker and diverse storyteller of original content for broadcast, digital and film, Nasreen Alkhateeb. This panel will be moderated by Tatiana Lee, an award-winning actress, international model and Hollywood influencer. She serves as a Hollywood Inclusion Associate at RespectAbility.
ASL interpreters and closed captioning will be provided.
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Led by diverse people with disabilities, RespectAbility’s Hollywood Team partners with studios and writers’ rooms to create equitable and accessible opportunities to increase the number of people with lived disability experience throughout the overall story-telling process. These initiatives increase diverse and authentic representation of disabled people on screen, leading to systemic change in how people view and value people with disabilities.
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