Disability and the TV Industry: All Change?

Disability and the TV Industry: All Change?

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Monday, 4th April 2022


Following the release of BBC's new factual drama, Then Barbara Met Alan, about the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995, writer Jack Thorne, director Amit Sharma and disability leads Nichola Garde, BBC, Ally Castle, Channel 4, and Caroline O'Neill, DDPTV, discuss disability and the TV industry. The panel is chaired by Jordan Jarett-Bryan, Channel 4 News reporter.

The RTS Futures event panel discusses questions such as what are the opportunities and barriers, can you have a successful career in TV with a disability, and what are broadcasters doing to foster inclusion and accessibility?

As well as behind the scenes insights from the set of Then Barbara Met Alan – a film made with significant numbers of disabled people on-screen and off – and an honest conversation about what more the TV industry can do to support up and coming disabled talent.

This session includes captioning and is signed by Bibi DaLacey-Mould, a Registered Sign Language Interpreter.

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