Introduction to disability, access and inclusion

A screen showing a group of actors dressed in medieval clothes shooting a scene
A screen showing a group of actors dressed in medieval clothes shooting a scene
Module type
Estimated time
60 minutes
Career stages
Entry, Early, Experienced, Expert
Film, Unscripted TV, High-end TV, Children's TV, VFX, Animation, Games
ScreenSkills funded

The aim of this module is to explore how everyone can play a part in breaking down barriers that exclude deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people from the screen industries. This is to help transform the sector so that it can become truly accessible and inclusive, opening up careers for deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people and making sure we don’t miss out on their talent in the industry.

Module content

In this module co-developed with TripleC-DANC, you’ll learn about:

  • the different communities, key terminology and ideas to better understand issues around disability, access and inclusion
  • why access and inclusion are important, and how they can improve authentic representation and visibility in the screen industries
  • legal responsibilities we all have in relation to disability, access and inclusion and the adjustments and industry guidelines that can help remove barriers
  • practical steps you can take to put access and inclusion into practice

Throughout the module you will discover real-life case studies showcasing how deaf, disabled and neurodivergent professionals are thriving and creating positive benefits for the screen industries.

Our funders

This module was created in collaboration with TripleC-DANC, and was developed with support from:

  • the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy
  • the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund, with contributions from high-end television productions
  • the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund, with contributions from broadcasters, SvoDs and production companies
  • the ScreenSkills Children’s TV Skills Fund, with contributions from children’s live-action productions
  • the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund, with contributions from films made around the UK.

Arts Council England supported the launch of the online learning platform.

Important information about ScreenSkills funded e-learning modules

For training providing certificates, please note that these will be issued only on course completion. To receive a certificate, please ensure you have completed all modules of the e-learning, including a test and a survey if present.

Who it's for

This module is recommended for anyone who is currently working, or thinking of working, in the UK screen industries, in particular film and TV. We recommend completing this module in one sitting. However, if this is not possible your progress will be saved, and when you come back you will be taken to the last screen you completed.

When you’re ready, hit the ‘Start’ button to begin.



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