Only 1 percent of the characters in scripted television programs have disabilities, demonstrating not only a lack of representation but the limited opportunities for actors with disabilities, according to a report released today.
“Among people with disabilities, where we are on TV has always been a mystery, and as this report clearly shows, mostly invisible,’ said Anita Hollander, chair of the Tri-Union Inclusion n the Arts & Media of People with Disabilities Campaign.
The campaign is a joint effort of the Actors’ Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild.
The report, titled “Where We Are on TV,’ is prepared annually by the Gay & Lesbian Allicance Against Defamation. It examined regular characters on 84 scripted series aired on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC.
Read more here: Only One Percent Of Scripted Actors Have Disabilities: Report – Beverly Hills Courier, Beverly Hills Newspaper.
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