Arts & Entertainment

Academy Awards Ad Makes Pitch To Disability Market

A national television ad debuting during the Oscars is designed to spark conversation about how people with disabilities consume entertainment.

Oscar Contender Depicts Parents Coping With Son’s Diagnosis

A short film documenting the intimate thoughts and fears of a couple after learning that their baby was born with a rare disability is up for an Oscar.

Athletes With Special Needs To Get All-Star Treatment

Athletes with disabilities will share in the spotlight as the NBA’s All-Stars converge at Madison Square Garden this weekend.

In First, Model With Down Syndrome Walks Fashion Week Runway

Among the models strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week will be a woman with Down syndrome.

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Storylines

Three books are being honored for their portrayal of the disability experience through a special set of awards given alongside the well-known Caldecott and Newbery Medals.

Super Bowl Ad Features Girl With Down Syndrome

A third-grader with Down syndrome will be front and center on advertising’s biggest night of the year as part of a television commercial for McDonald’s.

Disability-Focused Proms Expected To Draw 7,000

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is organizing 45 proms around the world on one night just for people with special needs.

Company Creates Drums For Those With Sensory Issues

One of the world’s leading percussion manufacturers is debuting a new line of drums designed to be more user-friendly — and potentially healing — for people with developmental disabilities.

HBO To Air Autism Documentary

A new film following a group of young people with developmental disabilities as they spend months preparing to tackle the social anxieties surrounding a high school dance is headed to HBO.

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.

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