How do I make my cinema inclusive and accessible?

07 Useful Contacts & References on Cinema Accessibility and Inclusivity

Arts Council England

Arts Council England have produced a guide to increasing participation in the arts by disabled people as artists, audience members, participants and employees.

www.artscouncil.org.uk/publication_archive/disability-access-a-good-practice-guide-for-the-arts

The BBC Ouch Website

This website represents the views and perspectives of the disability world.

Deaffest

The UK’s leading deaf film and arts festival.

Disability Arts Online

Disability Arts Online is a repository of thousands of articles: blogs, news items, reviews, interviews, galleries and creative writing by artists and writers, writing on disability and the arts, which have been published since 2004.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (London)

The Commission’s role is to ensure people are aware of their rights and how to use them, work with employers, service providers and organisations to help them develop best practice, work with policymakers, lawyers and the Government to make sure that social policy and the law promote equality and use their powers to enforce the laws that are already in place.

3 More London
Riverside Tooley Street
London
SE1 2RG
England: 0845 604 6610 (helpline)
Textphone: 0845 604 6620 (helpline)
Tel: 020 3117 0235 (non helpline calls only)
Email: info@equalityhumanrights.com
Website: www.equalityhumanrights.com

filmpro

filmpro support artists who experience exclusion. They provide support services ranging from advice and mentoring through to production and project management.

Shape

Deane House Studios
27 Greenwood Place
London NW5 1LB
Tel: 020 7424 7330
Textphone: 020 7424 7368
Email: training@shapearts.org.uk
Website: www.shapearts.org.uk

Stage Text

STAGETEXT is a registered charity which provides captioning and live speech-to-text services to theatres and other arts organisations to make their activities accessible to people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

First Floor
54 Commercial Street
London
E1 6LT
Email: enquiries@stagetext.org
Tel: 020 7377 0540
Textphone: 020 7247 7801
Website: www.stagetext.org

Vocal Eyes

VocalEyes enables blind and partially sighted people to experience the arts through high quality audio-description.

First Floor
54 Commercial Street
London
E1 6LT
Email: enquiries@vocaleyes.co.uk
Tel: 020 7375 1043
Website: www.vocaleyes.co.uk

Your Local Cinema

A website with listings of Caption Subtitled or Audio Description cinema screenings.

www.yourlocalcinema.com

Additional References

The Office for Disability Issues

Plain English Website

Equality Act 2010

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