Tilting the Lens is a consultancy that asks, “is this accessible?”. We start conversations in every room to address inaccessibility. We design with Disabled people, not for Disabled people. We craft solutions to intentionally build an accessible and equitable world.
Tilting the Lens was founded in 2020 by Sinéad Burke, a Disabled educator, advocate and author who champions accessibility, equity and social justice. Established on the three pillars of education, advocacy and design, Tilting the Lens advises major global brands including Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Netflix, Pinterest and Starbucks, guiding them in their move from awareness to action by creating more accessible practices, policies, products and services, places and promotions.
Tilting the Lens is a Disability-led organisation, and DOBE™ certified Disability Owned and Operated Business Enterprise.
Founder & CEO
Sinéad serves on Gucci's Global Equity Board, ITV’s Cultural Advisory Council, the Irish President’s Council of State and Ireland’s Future of Media Commission. She is also part of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, as well as the European Young Leaders. As a passionate writer, podcast host and public speaker, Sinéad facilitates honest conversations about identity, disability and accessibility. Her work has been featured and recognized by Vogue, The Financial Times, Fast Company, WWD, Vanity Fair, The Business of Fashion, and many more. In 2017, she delivered a powerful TED Talk on ‘Why design should include everyone.’ Her children’s book, ‘Break the Mould,’ is a primer on how to take your place in the world – with lessons for all. It won the ‘Specsavers Children's Books of the Year' at the An Post Irish Book Awards in 2020.
Our Core Values:
- Equity - we value and treat our colleagues, clients and collaborators with the utmost respect and fairness. We embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusivity in all our relations, and we strive to support everyone succeed.
- Community - we invest in and involve the Disabled community. Together, we can bring forth a positive change in the world where everyone feels empowered, included, valued and proud.
- Compassion - we aim to understand every perspective, to consider everyone’s needs and to always show compassion to one another. We do everything with heart and support each other at all times.
- Integrity - we believe in honesty, trust and transparency in order to achieve valuable and lasting partnerships. We ask the difficult questions in an effort to always do right by those who often get overlooked.