Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Accessibility Advisory Committee was created in 2023 to guide Cinema/Chicago in improving the accessibility of all our events, including the upcoming 60th Chicago International Film Festival. The members of this committee have a shared passion for disability advocacy and for cinema. They bring their perspectives, experiences, and various expertise to help us fulfill our mission of making our programming more inclusive, welcoming, and accessible.
Timotheus (T.J.) Gordon, Jr.
Researcher-Advocate, Multimedia Artist
UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development, Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition
Dr. Grishma Shah
Artist & Entertainment Psychologist, LaGrish & 1IN4 Coalition
Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois – Chicago
PhD Student, Disability Studies, University of Illinois – Chicago
Multidisciplinary Artist & Performer, Disability Advocate
Founder, Film Event Accessibility Working Group (FEAW)
Director of Accessibility & Programs, Full Spectrum Features
Clinical Licensed Social Worker and Care Manager at Esperanza Health Centers
Disability advocate, film & art enthusiast, and a foodie!