The Disability Screen Office (DSO) is a national, disability-led, not-for-profit organization that works with the Canadian screen industry to eliminate accessibility barriers and foster authentic and meaningful disability representation throughout the sector by focusing on three key areas: providing resources to educate organizations in the screen industry to become more accessible to Canadians in the disability community; offering networking and learning opportunities for creatives in the disability community to become more connected to the industry; and advocating for greater accessibility within the entertainment industry.
The DSO was created in 2021 after consultations conducted by Accessible Media Inc. with the disability community and is funded by its partners Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund and Canadian Media Producers Association.
Thursday, September 21, from 1-2 p.m. ET via Zoom, DSO will host an online meet and greet.
Co-hosted by CBC, attendees will meet DSO Executive Director Winnie Luk and the board of directors, learn about the DSO’s initiatives, and ask questions and provide feedback.
The event will be presented in English, French, ASL, LSQ, and captioning will be available.
Those who have any accessibility needs or require accommodations to meaningfully participate as an attendee should email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15.
Learn more about the event and register online.