The culmination of a year of intensive research and meetings, this report highlights the scale of a problem that has been overlooked for far too long: Media’s failure to adequately represent the one-in-four Americans who live with disabilities. Ford Foundation Senior Fellow Judy Heumann methodically documents the evidence and consequences of this problem, and puts forth a radically simple argument: People with disabilities should be represented proportionally, both in front of and behind the camera. To get us closer to that goal, she offers a set of clear, practical recommendations for change.

An easy-to-read/plain language version of this report is accessible here.


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