Accessible Cinema Resources

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The BFI Film Audience Network has recently appointed Toki Allison in the role of Access Officer. Toki is based at Film Hub Wales and is working UK wide to help develop access to cinemas and venues that screen films.

Toki has begun to develop a pool of UK resources, links, case studies and guides for audiences with additional needs, with long term goals to develop year-round events, training and national opportunities.

Here are a few useful links, articles and resources that she’s put together that may be of interest to Hub Members:

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENINGS

AUTISM-FRIENDLY SCREENINGS

GENERAL ACCESS ADVICE

COMMUNICATION

Toki will be developing more comprehensive cinema-specific resources and collating some of these best guides out there over the coming months. The plan is to develop toolkits to support accessible screenings for the following audiences: people living with dementia, D/deaf and Hard-of-hearing people, people with learning disabilities, people with autism spectrum disorders, refugees, those with physical disabilities, LGBT people, BAME people, those with visual impairments, rural or isolated audiences, people with mental health issues, and those with low socio-economic backgrounds.
You’ll hear about any new resources or potential training through our hub newsletter so make sure you’re signed up if you’re not already. If you have any questions on the above please get in touch.