Our mandate is that we are a disability-led, bilingual nonprofit organization working with the Canadian screen sector to break down accessibility barriers and foster authentic representation on and off the screen.
If you're unfamiliar with the Disability Screen Office (DSO), I'm so excited to make this introduction. In the linked interview, Executive Director Winnie Luk discusses the four major initiatives that the organization are tackling--and how Canada has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to access and disability representation compared to other countries.
The DSO's goals?
- Addressing the lack of data
- Creating a resource hub
- Introducing a permanent production positive (Production Accessibility Coordinator) for TV/film sets
- Enhancing accessibility at major film festivals
To read more about these initiatives, check out Akimbo's segment below!
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