Do your stock photo libraries have realistic scenes including people with disabilities?

Or are they #Diversish? Hint: It’s not just about the subject in the photo, it’s also about how the photos are staged

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TommyHilfiger.com website screen shot showing adaptive clothing for people with disabilities. Young man with missing arm, African American woman in electric wheelchair, young boy in wheelchair with girl with Down’s Syndrome standing next to him arm in arm. All wearing Tommy Adaptive clothing

DON’T use non-disabled models to fake a disability

DON’T make every shot about an able bodied person helping the person with a disability

Please, no inspiration porn

Remember, intersectionality is a thing

Most disabilities aren’t visible

Consider using a photographer with a disability

Conclusion

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Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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