Fantastic, experienced and creative disabled talent abounds in our industry, but disabled people are significantly under-represented, both on and off screen.
Welcoming and empowering deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people across all levels and roles is sure to enrich our output and companies, and broadcasting as a whole. And identifying, hiring and working with disabled people is often more straightforward than you may think.
These three brief introductory guides are here to support you when you hire, include and progress disabled employees and freelancers, and to explain our expectations when it comes to working with disabled talent on productions for Channel 4 as a part of fulfilling our Commissioning Diversity Guidelines.
The guides have been produced in collaboration and with thanks to the following disability-focussed organisations in the our industry: 104 Films, Creative Diversity Network, Deaf & Disabled People in TV, FWD-Doc, thinkBIGGER! and TripleC/DANC.
They were first published in November 2021 and can be downloaded in PDF form below. Plain text versions are also available.