The Audience Access Alliance

Audience Access Alliance

We are a proud member of the Audience Access Alliance, which champions the contribution of Deaf and disabled audiences across sectors.

The Audience Access Alliance is a cross-sector coalition of 13 disability and access organisations and networks, united in working across the UK to remove the barriers Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences face.



Marking the 10th anniversary of the Equalities Act coming into force on October 1st 2020 and in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our partner organisation Attitude is Everything brought together national audience accessibility organisations and networks, alongside two government sector champions to form the Audience Access Alliance.

Since the Act came into force, the support of our organisations and the good practice of our hundreds of partners across the UK has significantly impacted the lives of millions of people wishing to access everything the UK’s cultural landscape has to offer.

Our first action was to craft an open letter of support and solidarity to partners across the cultural, sports, heritage and tourism sectors, celebrating the progress that had been made prior to COVID-19, and advocating for continued collaboration to drive forward an inclusive recovery and further positive change for millions of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people.

"Sports, arts and heritage must be accessible to disabled people – and this includes the journey to and from activities, too. It’s why we’re pleased to be a part of the Audience Access Alliance. If we’re ‘building back better’ after this crisis, it’s vital that we’re building back for all.”

Katie Pennick, Campaigns Lead at TfA

Alliance members