Accessibility

DOC NYC is committed to supporting individuals and groups who need accommodations in order to fully attend and participate in DOC NYC film screenings and events. 

For online industry and festival events taking place in 2020, we are able to provide live, on-camera ASL interpretation; facilitation of a telecommunications relay service (TRS); and/or live-captioning / communication access realtime translation (CART) for audience members and attendees who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing. 

In addition, all DOC NYC Road Trip events, taking place live between October 26 – October 30, 2020, include live, on-camera ASL interpretation. All 2020 DOC NYC PRO industry events recorded between May and October 2020 have also been transcribed, with transcriptions of recorded events available at no additional charge to all registrants. 

If you are seeking any accommodations for accessing online industry events, please email accessibility@docnyc.net for assistance. We will respond within 24 hours to all requests. 

For DOC NYC film screenings taking place in 2020:
When closed-captions have been made available to us by the film’s content owners, we are able to provide these captions for festival films when viewed on a browser through watch.docnyc.net. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations of our secure screening platform, captions are not currently available via third-party apps & devices such as Apple TV, Roku, AndroidTV and FireTV. A suggested workaround would be to start a captioned film on your computer or hand-held device, then cast it to your TV via Airplay or Chromecast.Viewers wishing to find closed-captioned films in the DOC NYC program are encouraged to filter our film lineup by the “closed-captioned” theme.