This event was recorded live on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

Co-presented by FWD-Doc. Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about increasing access to the documentary field for D/deaf and disabled filmmakers and audiences. In a conversation moderated by filmmaker and FWD-Doc Founding Member Alysa Nahmias, panelists discuss a range of best practices, from enhancing accommodations in cinemas and festivals, to optimizing access to online industry events, to navigating options for captioning and audio-description of films. Guests include Cheryl Green (New Day Films), Andraéa LaVant (Crip Camp), Michele Spitz (Woman of Her Word), and Amanda Upson (FWD-Doc). The panel discussion will include a 30-minute moderated Q&A.

Live ASL interpretation and live captioning / CART services provided. 

Tickets for this event are $19, or get access to all ten events in DOC NYC PRO’s winter season by registering for the Winter 2021 Season Pass.

All registrants may participate in the live session, and will also receive access to the recorded event, a written transcript, and a copy of the slide presentation after the livestream. Tickets are non-refundable. 

If you have questions about registration, please email For questions about accommodations and accessibility, please email