ACCESS means that all people in our industry are not confronted with physical barriers that prevent them from getting into audition/interview sites or trailers, such as long steps or narrow doorways inaccessible for wheelchair users.
ACCESS means that vision-impaired individuals can freely ask for scripts in Braille or in large print, or that hearing-impaired persons can comfortably ask for sign language interpretation.
ACCESS means people with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations, such as a place and opportunity to sit down, or proximity to a bathroom, without the fear of losing the role/job for “inconveniencing” the employer.
ACCESS means people with disabilities are free from real and virtual discrimination and can equally compete for job opportunities without facing bias or exclusionary practices.
ACCURACY means the general public, with or without a disability, does not have to witness and endure stereotypical or false depictions of people with disabilities in theater, television, film and radio.
ACCURACY means stories about people with disabilities are multi-dimensional and complex, just like stories of any other group of people.
ACCURACY means people with disabilities are visible and portrayed realistically.
ACCURACY means that versatile images of people with disabilities are frequent and commonplace in the media and proportional to the number of people with disabilities in the world.
INCLUSION means that 56 million Americans with a disability would like to experience their stories and their images in theater, television, film and radio.
INCLUSION means that people with disabilities should be reflected in the portrayal of the diverse “American Scene” by casting performers with disabilities for both descript and non-descript roles.
INCLUSION means that performers with disabilities are counted in employment statistics that TV and Film Producers collect on performers of color, women and senior performers.
INCLUSION means addressing issues of disability in any discourse of diversity… Disability = Diversity.