3 December 2010 Trailblazers launch campaign for accessible cinemas

cinemasTrailblazers have launched an investigation to review the accessibility of the cinema industry today.

In December 2009, we published our Calling Time report. Pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, sports grounds and leisure centres were put under the spotlight as Trailblazers revealed concerns and highlighted ways to overcome barriers to access.

Trailblazers know going to the cinema is not a physically demanding pastime and disabled people should enjoy the same experience as their non-disabled friends when watching a film.

However, Trailblazers have highlighted numerous examples where  this is not the case. Access to the building, seating and viewing can be a challenge and in extreme cases, individuals have been branded fire risks.

We now need you to share your cinematic experiences by completing a survey that will play an essential part in shaping the project, which will culminate in the production of a documentary put together by by Trailblazers campaigners. 

The documentary will highlight the barriers but also present solutions and examples of good practice for other providers to follow.

How to get involved

Visit a cinema, watch some films, complete some surveys, write a blog and get involved in the documentary!

To find out more, contact Bobby Ancil or Tanvi Vyas for more information.

Tags: East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, access, disability

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