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11 Mar

Horton Foote on Disability

Ah. Horton Foote. He wrote the screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird, and then some 45 years later put his arm around me for this photo.
 
Horton Foote died March 4 in Hartford, Conn, at the age of 92. He was working on a production of “The Orphans’ Home Cycle,” his award-winning collection of nine plays, […]

11 Mar

Disability Imagery In Advertising - Objectives and Consequences

There are a couple of new advertisements - both television and print for the Lincoln MKZ that feature disabled triathlete Sarah Reinersten. The ads are part of a new campaign by Lincoln called “Dreams.” The print ad is below:

[A young, athletic, white woman in sports clothes with one
prosthetic running leg doing stretches on […]

07 Mar

The Responsibility Project

Some of you may have seen the new Liberty Mutual advertisement about a disabled woman on a mission. If you haven’t seen it on TV, check it out here on youtube.
It is important to let them know what the disability community thinks about this initiative.  Make it a point to go to their […]

04 Mar

Disabled Actor on TV

This following article has some good information in it about the situation for disabled actors getting cast on television and in film.  Here is the link.

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