Tony is a scriptwriter, director, and filmmaker whose current body of work centralises accessibility in the arts. Born with an eye disease named Retinitis Pigmentosa, Tony has known since his teenage years that he would eventually go blind - which activated for Tony the cultural myth that his blindness should limit his ability to participate in the world. As a creative practitioner who is highly invested in the politics of disability, Tony has since been an active advocate for shifting the passive narrative which undervalues the lived skills and experiences of artists with disability. His artistic focus considers how art and writing are embodied experiences; specifically, he works to interrogate how to treat audio description as an element of narrative style, rather than as a mere adjunct to satisfy accessibility criteria.
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