9 Theater Companies Putting Actors with Disabilities Center Stage
Non-disabled actors play approximately 95 percent of television characters with disabilities in top ranked shows, according to a study by Ruderman White Paper.
ASL Music Interpreters Amp Up Accessibility for the Deaf Community
Viral videos are stirring up noise about ASL music interpreters. But the conversation should remain focused on improving equal access for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
5 Disability Focused Podcasts Amping Up Inclusive Chatter
Tune into disability conversations with convenient podcasts.
Struggling with Serendipity: The Aftermath of a Disability-Resulting Car Crash
The memoir 'Struggling with Serendipity' tells the true story of a mom's crisis, a daughter's paralysis, and extraordinary travels that carried them from a small town in Ohio to Seattle, Harvard, Capitol Hill, and around the world.
Movie Industry Increases Prejudice Against People With Disabilities
As disability representation in film falls to a four-year low, RespectAbility offers free tools and resources for disability inclusion.
Apple Unveils Disability-Themed Emojis to Dial Into Diversity
New emoji will be available fall 2019.
ReelAbilities Film festival Presents Inclusive Films and Conversations
ReelAbilities Film Festival, an annual celebration promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
How One Mom Rewrote the Movie-Going Experience with Sensory Friendly Films
A mom's determination for her daughter to go to a movie led to AMC and the Autism Society teaming up to launch “Sensory Friendly Films,” a monthly program for individuals on the autism spectrum and/or with other special needs.
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Making Theater Possible for All
Theatre Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) produces different types of plays: those that feature disabilities and other plays that feature Ike Schambelan’s interpretations of Shakespeare, where the actors showcase their talent.
Singer Terri Gibbs Always Had a Clear Vision for Music Despite Blindness
Singer Terri Gibbs says she’s lived a real-life Cinderella story. “One year you’re on the couch [in a mobile home] watching the Country Music Awards and, the next year, you’re on the stage receiving an award,” Gibbs tells AmeriDisability Services.
Changing Perceptions with Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company
Based in Los Angeles, California, this one-of-a-kind dance company is on a mission.
The Documentary Changing Hollywood's Perception of People with Disabilities
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is a documentary that discusses how Hollywood has portrayed members of the disability community for the past 120 years.
Microsoft Scores with Winning Super Bowl Ad Featuring Xbox Adaptive Controller
With a lack of touchdowns in the low-scoring game, many took to social media to declare Microsoft as the true winner thanks to its spot featuring the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
Celebrities Pave the Way for Disability Conversations: Selma Blair is Talking About Multiple Sclerosis
There's a power to celebrities talking about their disability. It paves the way to much needed conversation and understanding!
The interPLAY Orchestra Strikes a Chord with Inclusive Ensemble
Everyone is born with a musical gene, attests Paula Moore, a conductor who says she’s seen proof in both her personal life and professional life.
Angela Rockwood: A Beautiful Role Model
Angela Rockwood by age 26, was newly engaged to actor Dustin Nguyen, content with her spiritually and launching an L.A. based acting career with small roles in The Fast and the Furious and the television series V.I.P. Then, in 2001, her life dramatically shifted.
'Breaking Bad' Star, RJ Mitte, is Breaking Disability Barriers
RJ Mitte, a spokesman for I AM PWD (Inclusion in the Arts and Media of Performers With Disabilities), a campaign associated with the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors’ Equity Association, RJ strives to improve industry access, inclusion and portrayal accuracy for all.