Lights! Camera! Access! (LCA)

Legacy

Building on the legacy of Media Access Office (first liaison between the entertainment industry and disability community) and Media Access Awards in the 1980s, Lights! Camera! Access! was launched for the 20th Anniversary of the ADA in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, hosted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to create training and disability talent pipeline.

Objectives

Increase disability employment in front of and behind the camera/keyboard across delivery platforms:
-TV, movies, advertising, news, theatre, interactive

Improve disability portrayals with authentic casting and owning the narrative

Increase access to entertainment and media with audio descriptions, captions, and ASL sign language interpreters