Since 2010, Matchbox Cineclub (duo Sean Welsh and Megan Mitchell) have been providing film screenings, residences and pop-up cinema events across Scotland.
From March 2020, the suspended their usual work and turned their efforts to supporting D/deaf audiences and ensuring the world of film still remained accessible to them.
Sean has been working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, captioning films to ensure that D/deaf audiences can still enjoy the world of film as cinemas and film exhibitors take their activities online. They have captioned over 250 films since lockdown began.
Sean has also been sharing his skills with others who screen films, running extensive workshops and consultations to ensure organisations are able to caption their content themselves, and understand all the ways they can make sure their online activity is as accessible as possible.
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