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SXSW 2019

The Outer Limits: Tackling Inclusivity in the Media

“There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity... and beyond..." —The Control Voice, The Outer Limits (1962)

Broadcasters have embraced non-verbal communications since the early 20th century but can we honestly say that creators & communicators are developing content that offers a truly inclusive experience? Or do we treat inclusivity as an add-on? Join a panel of experts to debate this topic as we ask the question - how can we ensure that those with disabilities don’t get left on the outer limits of entertainment?

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  1. How are major broadcasters, entertainment companies and media outlets tackling the inclusivity question?
  2. Do creatives and content creators treat inclusivity as an after-thought?
  3. What does the future of inclusive entertainment look like?


  • Soon-Mee Kim, Executive Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Porter Novelli
  • Rikki Poynter, YouTuber, content creator, writer, activist, and public speaker , N/A
  • Holly Maniatty, ASL Interpreter, N/A
  • Matthew Maxey, CEO, DEAFinitely Dope


Philip Honour, Associate Director - Strategic Initiatives , Porter Novelli

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Level: Intermediate
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