Why is TV failing people with disabilities and what are we doing about it?

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Why is TV failing people with disabilities and what are we doing about it?

A proactive look at what is being done to make TV more accessible to people with disabilities.

In recent months the TV industry has become palpably aware of its failure to represent and include people with disabilities at all stages and roles in production. From the ‘Doubling Disability initiative’ to new channel guidelines – many top-level plans are underway to reverse this decades long problem – but as producers, indies and production teams, how do we get involved and what we can do about it?

This frank and proactive session features a range of TV professionals who have disabilities, sharing their experiences and recommendations of how productions can and do make inclusion work in practice.

Contributors include Channel 4’s Creative Diversity and Disability lead Ally Castle, BBC Children’s Commissioning Editor Kez Margrie and and documentary maker/presenter Alim Jayda. The session is chaired by para-athlete and former BBC reporter Chloe Ball-Hopkins, currently a producer working with talent from underrepresented groups at Gritty Talent.

October 13 2021


Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
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BBC Academy
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