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Join Judith Heumann, Katelynn Schultz and Dior Vargas in conversation with Rebekah Taussig for a conversation on the representation of disability in the media.
This is an emerging issue within the disability rights community. Current representation of disability in media is most frequently portrayed by an actor without a disability, instead of an actor with a disability. Actors portrayal of individuals with disabilities ranges from pity to hero, both harmful and outdated stereotypes, long disregarded by the disability rights community. Honest and accurate representation of disability in the media – movies, commercials, books and more is overdue and would be life altering for both individuals with disabilities and society.