I am an access consultant working primarily within the film exhibition sector, advising cinemas, festivals, and other film organisations on access for Disabled audiences. I am an access consultant at Matchbox Cine, and I consult with clients on venue access, accessible social media, accessible marketing, disability awareness, and outreach. I am also a film curator, and I write about disability in cinema.
Captions and audio descriptions aren’t substitutes for sound and sight; they’re a means of inclusion. They’re a gateway to shared information and experiences, so that Deaf and disabled people aren’t left behind.