Highlights from LCA!'s First 10 Years!
We've had a busy 10 years at LCA!. Here are some of the key things we were able to accomplish with the help of LCA! Members and Supporters:
- In 2016 LCA! conducted and published a research white paper called #ScreenAccessON. This new LCA! Research Report explored issues in employment, accessibility and inclusion in the screen-based industries. Research funding was provided in part by The Ontario Media Development Corporation and from CBC Accessibility, Inclusion & Diversity; Accessible Media Inc. (AMI); AFBS (ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society); Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University and Presented By Nordicity
- In 2015 LCA! had a voice at the table, and was represented on the Arts & Culture Committee, for both the PanAm and ParaPanAm Games
- In 2012 LCA! Launched a pilot program to encourage inclusive sets called the Inclusive Challenge (I.C.). A film crew engaged in a short film production where 61% of the crew was considered a PWD
- In 2009 LCA! created 2 Public Service Announcements which later aired throughout Canadian broadcasts of the World Series and Stanley Cup from 2010 to 2013
- In 2011, based on the efforts of LCA! as an organization, Leesa Levinson was awarded a Bob Marley Day Award from the City of Toronto for “Bridging the Gap of an Underrepresented Population”
- In 2011 LCA! participated in Ryerson’s Multimedia Day in recognition of Marshall Mcluhan’s 100 birthday