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Access That: Accessible Media Resources

Want to learn how to ensure your content and virtual events are accessible to people with disabilities? Watch our videos or read our guides below:

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Digital Accessibility Basics

A primer on the features that need to be included to make you video content accessible. Includes resources and links for more information.

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Rooted in Rights Guide to Creating Accessible Videos

An in depth guide on accessible video production with links and examples.

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“Accessibility as a Foundational Tool for Social Storytelling” Presentation

A downloadable presentation covering captioning, audio description, alt-text, and transcripts

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Accessibility Basics Checklist

A quick beginning checklist for basic accessibility features for graphics, images, video, and written content

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Best Practices for Zoom Hosts

An in depth guide on making your Zoom meetings fully accessible. Includes set up for Zoom hosts and differences between Zoom Pro and Zoom Webinar.

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Hey fellow media makers! Transcripts make videos accessible for many people, and without them, lots of folks are unable to enjoy your content. Watch our quick ….

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Audio Description

Have you heard of this hack to make your videos accessible for blind and low vision social media users? Watch this video to learn how to Audio Describe.

Image of an illustrated clock with the following text against a purple background: Captions in a couple minutes


Want to know our tricks and tips for making captions for your social videos? Watch this video! #AccessibilityIsCool

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Alt Text

Alt Text provides people who are blind and low vision access to online visual information. Learn how to become a pro in just 60 seconds!

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Transcripts With Deborah

Why should you describe? As part of our #WhyDescribe campaign, Debra talks transcripts and why they’re so important – especially to those who are D/deafblind.

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Alt Text and Audio Description with Cindy

Imagine being left out of millions of conversations all across the internet. This is what happens to blind and low vision people when content on social media isn’t …

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Accessible Video Calls

Accessible meetings are effective meetings. Whether you’re catching up with a friend or discussing the latest project at work, accessibility ensures that everyone can …

We know there are still barriers, and we don’t have all the answers (or the power to change platforms), but we’ll continue to advocate for and push our creative process to include a fully accessible digital environment. If you have suggestions for how we can improve our accessibility, please email us at

Accessible Media Resources For Creators
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Captions and Transcripts

Service Providers:

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Deaf and Disabled Creative Organizations and Groups
  • 1IN4 is an intersectional coalition of disabled creatives currently working in Hollywood focused on long-term institutional shifts to increase employment and authentic representation of disabled people.
  • Access-Centered Movement is a trauma-informed movement that attempts to dismantle the hierarchy of bodies and minds.
  • Black Disabled Creatives is a searchable database for Black disabled creative talent.
  • Deaf Spotlight showcases Deaf Culture and Sign Languages through the arts.
  • Disability Art and Culture Project is a a disability justice-centered incubator for art, culture, and justice producing.
  • Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
  • Disabled And Here is a disability-led stock image and interview series celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC).
  • Disabled Writers is searchable database specifically designed to help editors connect with disabled people working in journalism, or trying to break into the field.
  • FilmDis is a a media monitoring organization advocating for authentic representation and inclusion of disabled people in front of and behind the lens.
  • FWD-Doc: Documentary Filmmakers With Disabilities seeks to increase the visibility of, support for, and direct access to opportunities, networks, and employment for D/deaf and disabled filmmakers. Check out their resources page for additional resources: Resources.
  • Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMP’d) serves as a resource for disabled recording artists and music professionals and their allies by amplifying disability culture, promoting inclusion, and advocating for accessibility in the music industry.
  • Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.
  • Social Audio Description is an audio description cooperative that provides a wide range of audio description services.
  • Visionaries of the Creative Arts aims to present a visionary platform for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing artists BIPOC to collectively create, collaborate, and showcase their culturally distinct work through various forms of creative arts.

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