Our Projects

We've helped a growing number of clients, partners, and collaborators take proactive steps towards accessibility.

Current Projects

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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.

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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.

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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!

Accessibility Consulting

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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.

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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.

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Zoom Access 101: We helped Slover Linett Audience Research through the learning curve of how to incorporate live captions and ASL interpretation during Zoom meetings.

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Comics Consultation: Wham! Bam! Pow! We consulted on a secret project that involves accessibility and superheroes. Shhh!

Accessibility Workshops

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Medill Fridays: We offer our Inclusive Media workshop to students in their first semester at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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Intern Workshops: We regularly conduct a 2-hour media accessibility workshop for Kartemquin Films interns.

Brown Bag Presentation: In 2016, we were invited to speak about media accessibility to Kartemquin Films staff.

 

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Lunch & Learns: We periodically conduct a 1-hour Lunch & Learn with Kindling Group interns about accessible media.

Disability Awareness Training. In 2017, we worked with the Kindling Group to sponsor a JJ’s List Disability Awareness Training for filmmakers.

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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.

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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.

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Leadership Lab Presentation: We conducted a 90 minute accessibility workshop for eight fellows at the Film Festival Alliance Leadership Lab.

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Media Accessibility Workshop: We presented our accessibility workshop to the board of directors of Soft Cage Films.

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LCA 2.0 Chicago: We volunteered for Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 on their disability employment workshop.

Captioned & Described Media

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For the Left Hand: CC + AD. DVD available for pre-order.

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Hidden Histories: CC. On Tour.

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ChicagoLand Shorts vol 7: CC. Book now.

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Hayden & Her Family: CC + AD. Website.

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The Heck with Hollywood: CC. Website.

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Brother To Brother: CC. Criterion Collection.

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Look Away, Look Away. CC. Website.

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2020-21 Northrop Season Announcement. CC. Announcement Video.

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Breathe, You Are Alive!: CC. Multimedia dance performance.

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AccessAbility: CC + AD. Three short films.

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Crown Family Welcome Center: In-gallery AD. About.

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'63 Boycott: CC. Purchase DVD.

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counter//balance: CC + AD. Short film.

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When Billy Broke His Head: CC. 25th anniversary screening.

Media Production & Programming

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Beyond Blind Interactive: We launched an interactive website about blindness and perception. Join the project's Facebook page to learn more!

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ReelAbilities Chicago: We coordinate panels, performances, discussions, filmmaker Q&A's, and other programming for the biennial Chicago branch of this international disability film festival. Follow us on Facebook to learn about future events!

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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.

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Chicago Docs about Disability: We partnered with Access Living to screen clips from 4 documentaries about disability, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

Publications & Podcasts

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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.

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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.

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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!