We've helped a growing number of clients, partners, and collaborators take proactive steps towards accessibility.
Access Reframed: All Senses Go is partnering with Full Spectrum Features to host a series of online conversations about media accessibility. Access Reframed aims to educate, advocate and enact change towards greater access for creators and audiences in the film community nationwide.
For the Left Hand: We are creating captions and audio description for this documentary film about Norman Malone, who spent decades mastering left-hand piano repertoire in secret, before making his concert debut. Edited by All Senses Go founder Matt Lauterbach.
Calvin Can't Fly: This animated ASL storybook features sign language masters Crom Saunders and Liz Tannebaum, telling the endearing story based on the book by Jennifer Berne, of a starling named Calvin, who loves to read books. Directed & produced by Sarah Michaelson. Playing now at a library near you!
Op. Cope: An Algorithmic Opera: We created closed captions for this film about a pioneer of artificial creativity, David Cope. Featuring excerpts from the completed opera, the algorithmic composer imagines creativity through human and machine perspectives. Website.
Accessibility Reviews: We recently reviewed visual materials and event platform options, with an eye towards accessibility, to aid Sundance in preparation for their 2022 Film Festival.
Getting Real About Accessibility: The International Documentary Association worked with All Senses Go to improve the accessibility of their website, events and programs, focusing on their biennial Getting Real conference.
Comics Consultation: Wham! Bam! Pow! We consulted on a secret project that involves accessibility and superheroes. Shhh!
IDA All Staff Trainings: We coordinated a series of four disability awareness trainings for staff at the International Documentary Association, dealing with topics such as physical access, description, captioning, ASL, and sensory friendly practices.
On the Table: In association with Chicago Community Trust, we organized a discussion of challenges facing artists with disabilities in Chicago today. A thriving private Facebook group resulted: Chicago Artists with Disabilities.
Media Production & Programming
ReeLabs: As part of ReelAbilities Chicago, we partner with Kartemquin Films to present an open captioned, wheelchair accessible feedback screening of work-in-progress documentaries.
Publications & Podcasts
Audio Description Network Alliance: All Senses Go founder Matt Lauterbach talks with voiceover artist and AD narrator Roy Samuelson about the opportunities and challenges of bringing audio description into common practice in independent filmmaking. Listen here.
What's Up with Docs? All Senses Go consultants Matt Lauterbach, Grishma Shah, and Reveca Torres discuss how increased awareness of media accessibility can make lasting, sustainable change that benefits us all. Listen here.
Design Your Film's Website with Accessibility in Mind: Check out our online feature written for the International Documentary Association about how to create a website that is accessible to all audiences.
Have Questions? Want to learn more? We look forward to hearing from you!