Arts & Entertainment

Disney Noncommittal On Adding Characters With Disabilities

Disney isn’t making any promises in response to a petition signed by more than 75,000 people calling for the company to include more characters with disabilities in its movies.

With Eye On Disabilities, TV Gaining New Features

A first-of-its-kind offering designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to access television is making its debut.

Disney Facing More ADA Suits

A battle over disability access at Disney theme parks has been renewed, with more than two dozen separate claims filed against the entertainment company.

Seinfeld Now Says He Doesn’t Have Autism

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

At Long Last, Athlete With Down Syndrome To Compete

A man with Down syndrome who sued after allegedly being denied the opportunity to participate in the sport he loves due to his disability is finally getting a chance.

Disney Urged To Include Characters With Disabilities

Tens of thousands have signed a petition calling for Disney to include characters with Down syndrome in its animated films.

TV Networks Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities appearing on broadcast television is on the rise, according to a new analysis.

Kanye West Faces Backlash Over Wheelchair Incident

Kanye West is taking heat for calling out two concertgoers for not standing up only to find out that they had disabilities.

ADA Suit Against Disney May Expand

The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.

TV Series To Examine Life During Transition

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

Increasingly, Parents Push For Inclusive Playgrounds

With local governments tight on funds, families are stepping up to ensure that community playgrounds offer a fun space for all children no matter their abilities.

White House Gala Honors Special Olympics

Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder were just a few of the celebrities on hand at a White House gala honoring Special Olympics.

Movie Theaters May Soon Be More Accessible

The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities

To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.

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