Actors Access for Performers with Disabilities

Actors Access for Performers with Disabilities
Start: 06/28/2013 - 4:00pm
End: 06/28/2013 - 6:00pm

Inclusion in the Arts, Breakdown Services, Casting Directors, and Media Access Task Force invite you to

Actors AccessSM for
Performers with Disabilities

You are invited to an exclusive unveiling of’s new template for performers with disabilities! 

Designed in collaboration with Inclusion in the Arts, Breakdown Services, Casting Directors and Media Access Task Force, the new template will allow:

  • Casting directors to find performers with disabilities quickly and easily;
  • Actors with disabilities to self-identify quickly and easily using the provided checkable options.

When: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013

14th Floor - Leon Janney Board Room
360 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10017
(Entrance @ 45th Street)

This is a unique opportunity to review how a demo reel, photos, resumes and your profile are incorporated into the casting process. Presenters will be logging into to see how casting views actual submissions made by agents and actors via Most importantly, you will gain an understanding of how you can better control your career as an actor.

Casting Director Pam Dixon, past president of Casting Society of America (CSA) and Gary Marsh, President of Breakdown Services/Actors Access will be on hand to demonstrate this exciting new tool and answer questions from the audience. In addition, Breakdown is very interested in your input regarding how it can make using more usable for Performers with Disabilities so they can begin to design these features into their website.

Honored Guest – Kathleen Martinez
U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

An ASL interpreter will be present at the event.

RSVP: Seating is limited. Once the room reaches capacity, there is no guaranteed seating.  Please arrive early.  Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.

For more information please contact: SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity at or (323) 549-6644.  For accessibility accommodations, please contact our department no later than Monday, June 24 by 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT.

Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid thru October 31, 2013) for admittance.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.