Arts & Entertainment

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.

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.

StoryCorps Looks To Record Disability Experience

As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches next year, a new project is launching to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories.

National Special Olympics To Kick Off

Thousands of athletes with disabilities from across the country are converging on New Jersey for Special Olympics’ largest national games ever.

Comic Book Adds Character With Disability

In an effort to better reflect modern life, comic book mainstay Archie and his pals are set to get their first-ever friend with a disability, the series’ creators say.

‘R-Word’ Complaint Fails To Get Book Removed From Libraries

Despite a complaint, a children’s book that includes the word “retarded” will remain in the libraries of several schools.

ESPN To Broadcast Special Olympics World Games

Some of the world’s most talented athletes with intellectual disabilities will be center stage on national television under a deal with ESPN.

In First, Contestant With Special Needs On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

A 21-year-old with Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes made his mark this week when he became the first ever contestant with special needs on “Wheel of Fortune.”

MTV Puts Spotlight on Transition

An MTV documentary is taking a personal look at the path to adulthood through the lens of two brothers with autism.

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to a policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks violate the ADA.

Sesame Street To Focus On Autism

The nonprofit behind Big Bird, Elmo and Abby Cadabby is launching a new effort to reduce stigma surrounding kids with autism and help those with the developmental disorder learn life skills.

Mom Aims To Make Advertising More Inclusive

One photo at a time, a mother of a girl with Down syndrome is on a mission to convince advertisers to include people with disabilities in their branding and companies are starting to listen.

Disney Show Goes Sensory-Friendly

A group behind efforts to make Broadway shows accessible to those with autism and other developmental disabilities is now setting its sights on accommodating young kids with special needs.

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