Disability & Accessibility Specialist Consultancy
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group in the world, yet we are the most underserved and underrepresented – often left out of the ‘diversity and inclusion’ conversation. Becoming an accessible, disability-aware organization will boost your business, connect you with untapped markets, help you meet your ESG targets and create a fairer, more equal and inclusive culture in business and wider society.
We are award-winning specialists in access, inclusion, diversity and equality within the entertainment industry and wider business sector. We have been recognized for our work by Forbes, Variety, Vogue, Backstage and many more.
Founded as an agency for – and by – disabled professionals, we have grown exponentially in recent years due to our popularity and success raising awareness, creating equity and providing solutions to a large number of international organizations.
Our consultancy work is based on our lived experience and expert knowledge of disability within business and our beliefs are founded in the social model of disability, which forms the basis of our guidance. This explains that disability exists because of environmental and attitudinal barriers faced by those with impairments and not because of the impairments themselves.
'We don't need special treatment. We need equity and true equality.'
We can serve in one of three ways to benefit your company:
A Disability Lead Consultant, where we provide year round support.
Production/Entertainment Industry Specific Disability Consulting.
Disability Project-To-Project Consulting.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Watch the most recent commercial we worked on with Adam&EveDDB as Disability, Access, and Inclusion Consultants, “Camelot – Good Causes.”
Check out our work on Virgin Media’s campaign, “Faster Brings Us Closer.”
We work by the four pillars of access
Which involves people with physical impairments requiring the use of mobility aids and the provision of, for example, wheelchairs, walking aids, handrails, ramps, lifts, and lowered counters and equipment.
Which involves people with visual impairments who require the use of, for example, tactile signs or markings, Braille or large print labels, signs and documents, audio description, and people who are Deaf or hard of hearing who require hearing augmentation-listening systems such as loops, hearing aids and sign language interpretation.
Involves people who have access needs with the written word, vision, speech, and language.
Involves people who have access needs with awareness, perception, understanding, reasoning, and/or judgment.
Problems and goals
Often projects with the best intentions are not created by the authentic voices that inspired them. We bring authentic-counsel to the table to make sure all projects implement lived-in experience. We make sure nothing misleads society or re-enforces negative stereotypes, language, or actions. We consult to make projects speak to new audiences, ignite new talent, and make everyBODY be seen, heard, and represented. We like to get involved at the earliest possible stage of production. Inclusion and access should be present from the start.
We designed a cork rail wall on set, which provided signifiers and tactile cues that guided actors around the studio. Weaving throughout, the sensory wall helped with efficiency, confidence, and overall performance.
We consulted on The National Lottery’s campaign including their digital presence and social media accessibility, in which we advised at every stage, overseeing the casting process and ensuring that all access requirements were met on set.
We adapted HR on-boarding systems to make the employers mission of equal opportunities fully accessible.
We spoke at companies such as Google, LEGO, and Virgin Media to educate and share perspective on the benefits of hiring disabled people
We worked closely with a DOP who is a wheelchair user and with him designed specialist equipment that would allow for him to work at his fullest potential and get all the desired shots rather than having to make do with the restrictive design.
Adapted outdated language and suggested more progressive, best practice language.
We made auditioning accessible, providing a social story (pictures included) to prepare individuals with autism or other social sensitivities with information about pathways to an audition location, the people they will meet inside, and the general experience.