Entertainment

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flame: The Blues and Rock Band

While there are a lot of popular mainstream musicians, Flame stands out from the rest of the pack.

'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.