Funding for access & adjustments

Where possible, any significant actual or potential costs for reasonable adjustments should be anticipated and included within the original programme budget.  These should be discussed with your Production Finance Manager prior to the commission being submitted to the Business Approval Board (BAB). Where the costs are anticipated they may be ringfenced as a Specific Contingency for use as required and agreed.

If significant additional costs for reasonable adjustments occur after the programme budget has been agreed, and the absence of those adjustments is prohibitive to the inclusion of a disabled contributor who otherwise would be cast in a programme, this should be raised with the Commissioning Editor and Production Finance Manager as soon as possible, who will explore funding options.

Reasonable adjustments are considered workable solutions that are reasonable in the circumstances, to ensure that disabled contributors feel comfortable and included, and are able to perform and contribute to their best.