Join Ranell Shubert, IDA Nonfiction Access Initiative (NAI) Funds Program Manager, and Keisha Knight, Director of Funds and Advocacy, to discuss the NAI program and launch of the NAI Nonfiction Media Makers with Disabilities Survey. Ranell and Keisha will present information about the survey, discuss its development, and answer any questions.
The Nonfiction Access Initiative (NAI) was started from the desire to create an international regranting fund for nonfiction media-makers from the disability community. We define nonfiction media makers broadly as those working across different forms of nonfiction storytelling (film, podcast, immersive, new media, etc.). In the research and development process, we recognized the need for a broader infrastructure to support nonfiction media makers from the disability community. The NAI survey is intended to gather data (about what disabled nonfiction media makers want and need) that will allow us to fulfill the goal of creating a regrant fund and developing infrastructures to support nonfiction media makers from the disability community.