Honoring Disability Pride Month and the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ReelAbilities Film Festival has launched Its accessible streaming platform dedicated to films that celebrate and explore the lives and experiences of people with disabilities.
This platform will offer a vast collection of films, drawing from the remarkable repertoire showcased at previous editions of the festival.
With its official launch on July 11th, ReelAbilitiesStream.org says it will become the largest online hub for disability-themed films, providing an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate and embrace these powerful stories with full accessibility.
ReelAbilitiesStream.org's mission is to break down barriers and promote inclusivity. Every film on the platform will be equipped with pioneering accessibility features, including full open captions and audio descriptions. Additional, innovative accessibility features will be rolled out by the end of the year. By ensuring that these films are accessible to all, ReelAbilitiesStream.org aims to amplify the voices of individuals with disabilities and drive attention to disability perspectives. This commitment to accessibility will revolutionize the streaming experience for audiences nationwide, fostering a more inclusive cinematic landscape.
Isaac Zablocki, the director, and co-founder of the ReelAbilities Film Festival said, "Over the past fifteen years, our festival has amassed an incredible collection of films that deserve wider recognition. Unfortunately, many of these exceptional works have not been given the attention they deserve. With ReelAbilitiesStream.org, we are proud to establish the most comprehensive platform, amplifying these voices and providing a well-deserved spotlight for these highly demanded films."
ReelAbilitiesStream.org will feature an array of more than 50 captivating films that encapsulate the diverse experiences within the disability community. Some of the highlighted films available on the platform include Tribeca Film Festival’s award winning Keep the Change, a comedy following a program of young adults on the autistic spectrum, and the Hungarian Academy Award-nominated Kills on Wheels about wheelchair users who team up with a hitman.
Also featured in the catalog are celebrated short films, including 4 Quarters of Silence, about a deaf high school football team; and Jmaxx and the Universal Language about an autistic young man who expresses himself through dance.
Streaming is available on a pay-per-view model, with prices ranging from $1.99 to $3.99 per film.
For additional information about ReelAbilities' new streaming site, visit www.reelabilitiesstream.org.