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Digital Futures: New Media, Storytelling and Disability

It’s no secret that the digital media industry has been the site of rapid and surprising change in recent decades. The market for screen content of all kinds – as well as screen-adjacent storytelling like podcasts – is hungry for fresh stories and new, authentic voices. And as platforms multiply and consolidate, the boundaries between mass market and niche have softened. 

What does this mean for marginalised voices – especially writers, creative professionals and performers with disability – who’ve traditionally been underrepresented in the media mainstream? And – how about marginalised audiences?

In this panel conversation, we’ll discuss how artists with disability across the globe are engaging with the new digital order, and making entertaining and innovative work. Does the changing market offer new possibilities for access and creative expression? And how can we bring forward a future where people with disability have meaningful and lasting careers in the media arts?

Can't make it? This event will be live-streamed on the wheeler centres website. Sign up for reminders here.

This event will be Auslan interpreted and live-captioned.

Presented by Arts Access Victoria and The Other Film Festival in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.

The Other Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the financial support of City of Melbourne and Screen Australia.

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