The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a special virtual program titled “ACCESSABILITY/VISABILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media” available now. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the program consists of three panels featuring conversations with filmmakers with disabilities examining the struggles and successes of the disabled community in Hollywood. For more information, visit Oscars.org.
Whoopi Goldberg (welcoming remarks), Academy governor and Oscar®-winning actor
Marlee Matlin (host), Oscar-winning actor
Authentic Representation: Why It Matters and How Far We Have Come
Danny Woodburn, actor
Maysoon Zayid, actor and comedian
Eryn Brown, talent manager
Behind the Camera: Why Inclusion Benefits Us All
Jenni Gold, filmmaker
Jim LeBrecht, filmmaker
Kaitlyn Yang, VFX supervisor
Fresh Voices: Hollywood’s Untapped Talent and Unlimited Potential
Jorge Gutierrez, animation director
Millicent Simmonds, actor
Zack Gottsagen, actor
Biographies can be found here.
Available now on Oscars.org.