Training Courses

Organising Accessible Screenings - London


Shape, London

Do you want to ensure that your film screenings and events are welcoming for deaf and disabled audiences?

The Independent Cinema Office and Shape, the UK’s leading disability arts organisation, have got together to develop an essential training course that will provide a wealth of practical information on making your cinema, arts centre, film festival or film society accessible.

The course is a must for programmers, audience development officers, marketing and communications staff, managers, administrators, events staff and fundraisers.




£125 + VAT



About the course

The course will cover

  • Disability equality – core concepts and appropriate terminology
  • The Disability Discrimination Act – what the law means for your organisation
  • Customer care – Techniques that enable your front line staff to warmly and respectfully welcome deaf and disabled people
  • Screening considerations – Assistive technologies and physical access in the auditorium
  • Marketing – Practical guidance on producing accessible publicity materials
  • Guest speakers – Real life case studies from QUAD cinema and the Oska Bright Film Festival (Winner of National Lottery Best Arts Project 2008)

Trainer biography

Jo Verrent has been a consultant in inclusion issues for over 20 years, working with arts organisations, local authorities, and Arts Council England. Jo regularly presents at conferences, including events in Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Serbia, and (often) London. She has run a wide range of highly successful events, including those on arts and mental health, the CPD of disabled people in the arts, audiences for disability-related work and on the needs of learning disabled artists. Jo won the national Cosmopolitan Woman of Achievement Award in 1999; and her village horticultural show’s award for ‘Best Preserve in Show’ in 2003 and 2004! More about Jo here:

Shape is the UK's largest arts development agency working with disabled and deaf people in the UK.


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