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SignLight is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization led by deaf and hard of hearing professionals with support from hearing professionals. Founded in 1993, Hands Across Communications, now called ‘SignLight’ emerged in response to the need for new and innovative arts programs that addressed the lack of deaf and hard of hearing artists in the entertainment industry. SignLight is committed to educating, consulting, and advising entertainment industry leaders on hiring, promoting, and advocating for the advancement of deaf and hard of hearing talent and crew. 


The best way to support the inclusion of deaf children and adults in the entertainment industry is by providing  them access to diverse stimulating and accessible opportunities. One way to build on the inclusion efforts is by enabling participation in all aspects of the entertainment industry, such as making films, acting and crewing in films, hosting film festivals, workshops, and elevating perceptions of everybody as peers sharing the same goals.