Kate Dangerfield developed her interest in media accessibility and filmmaking while studying for the MA in Accessible Filmmaking at the University of Roehampton in 2014/2015. It was an opportunity to develop her passion for filmmaking, but with a new angle that focuses on accessibility and promotes access for all. For the MA, Kate worked on a film A Grain of Sand, which was screened at the film festival Cinematografia Accessibile held in Lecce, Italy and funded by the Apulia Film Commission.
Following on from this and after working as a research assistant on the CaptionCue Project funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Kate’s interest has grown in this area and she is now studying for a PhD in Accessible Filmmaking. She is currently working in collaboration with Sense UK – the leading charity campaigning for people who are to some extent both deaf and blind – and her research is being funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships and the British Film Institute.