British Vogue’s May 2023 issue, titled “Reframing Fashion,” will collaborate with accessibility consulting agency Tilting the Lens to celebrate the disabled community in the fashion industry. The issue will feature five covers spotlighting disabled changemakers, including Selma Blair, Ellie Goldstein, Justina Miles, Aaron Rose Philip, and Sinéad Burke. The content was created with an emphasis on equity on photoshoot sets and in reporting, and the British Vogue team participated in a digital accessibility workshop. The issue and all issues for the next year will be available in audio format and for Braille readers in physical and digital formats, in collaboration with the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
British Vogue is taking a step towards equity and inclusivity in the fashion industry with its May 2023 issue, titled “Reframing Fashion.” The magazine has teamed up with Tilting the Lens, an accessibility consulting agency founded by writer Sinéad Burke, to recognize and celebrate the disabled community in fashion.
The issue will feature five covers, each spotlighting a disabled changemaker. The five individuals include actress Selma Blair, model Ellie Goldstein, American Sign Language performer Justina Miles, model Aaron Rose Philip, and Sinéad Burke herself. The magazine aims to promote equity on photoshoot sets and in reporting. To ensure accessibility, the British Vogue team participated in a digital accessibility workshop.
In a first for British Vogue, the May 2023 issue and all forthcoming issues for the next year will be available in audio format and for Braille readers in both physical and digital formats. This initiative is in collaboration with the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Sinéad Burke, the founder of Tilting the Lens, has been a vocal advocate for disability rights in fashion. In a recent interview with Imran Amed for The BoF Show, Burke discussed her ongoing quest to make fashion more inclusive. She believes that “fashion has the power to change how society views people.”
The collaboration between British Vogue and Tilting the Lens is a significant step towards promoting disability justice in the fashion industry. By highlighting disabled changemakers and ensuring accessibility, the magazine is setting an example for other publications to follow.
To learn more about Sinéad Burke’s advocacy for disability rights in fashion, check out the third episode of The BoF Show, now streaming on Bloomberg Quicktake.