United Spinal Association is excited to be a part of a new effort to address inaccurate stereotypes of wheelchair users and improve the representation of people with disabilities in the media.
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“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is well worth seeing.
In every significant national event, wheelchair users are involved. Tim Gilmer and Josie Byzek reflect on how New Mobility tells our stories.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on a lawsuit filed alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The article shares a tone with many stories on ADA lawsuits from around the country, and is illustrative of the way that the mainstream press often portrays these lawsuits and those who file them.
The Disability Collection seeks to break traditional media stereotypes of people with disabilities.
Eric Howk just won a Grammy. His band, Portugal. The Man, has two of the biggest hits of the year. And he is living his dream touring the world and playing guitar. Ian Ruder sat down with Howk to find out what it’s like being one of the most visible wheelchair-using musicians in the world, what life is like on the road and what went on behind the scenes at the Grammys.
What do Ken Jennings, Donald Trump and a more obvious troll named named Daniel Lawson have in common? All three slammed disabled people on the internet, and got slammed back in return.
Despite years of progress, the media’s coverage of people with disabilities and the issues pertinent to us all too often remains condescending. The coverage of two recent events — the death of physicist Stephen Hawking and the Pyeongchang Paralympics — provided contrasting examples of the good and the bad of mainstream coverage.