What types of media representation do people with disabilities want to see?

If you ask a disability activist, the answer to this question is more complicated than you might think.

Black directors chair, camera slate, and megaphone in a spotlight on a wooden floor

More characters with authentic, visible disabilities

More characters with authentic, invisible disabilities

Use of Person First or Identity Language

The climate activist, who says he has autism

More people with any type of disability where the disability is NOT part of the main storyline

But wait, this show has a character who is non-disabled in dreams/flashbacks …

I have a signed copy of The Stand.

Steven King is my favorite author.

But I won’t be watching the reboot, because King and the reboot authors completely missed the boat on reworking those scenes to be inclusive, which could have allowed them to cast disabled actors.

Don’t use disability tropes

The Super Crip

The Villain

“Less than”

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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