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About the CEA Card

The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) Card was introduced in 2004 in response to requests from both cinemas and organisations representing disabled people. These requests arose from a desire to ensure disabled people received an appropriate reasonable adjustment when visiting the cinema, especially where this concession relates to another person assisting the disabled person. The CEA Card provides a means of demonstrating the need for such assistance and is intended to reduce any issues which might arise in identifying the need for such an adjustment at the time of a visit.

The card was developed under the auspices of the CEA’s Disability Working Group, comprising representatives from the major circuits and film distributors, independent exhibitors and several national disability charities such as Action on Hearing Loss, the RNIB and the National Deaf Children’s Society, along with the CEA’s specialist disability advisers. This working group oversees the operation of the card scheme and regularly monitors its performance.

An individual does not need to hold a CEA Card in order for a reasonable adjustment to be made. Cinemas continue to have an obligation to provide reasonable adjustments and where a person requires assistance to visit a cinema because of their disability, the CEA’s policy is that cinema staff should continue to make adjustments - assuming they are reasonable. To help cinema staff make adjustments the CEA continue to provide support and guidance to its members in this area such as sector training initiatives and specialist disability consultancy, providing advice and guidance to all members on an on-going basis.

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