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VIDEO: People With Mental Health Disabilities Shut Down Dangerous Ideas About Gun Violence

The assertion that severe mental illnesses cause gun violence, specifically mass shootings, is not helpful and not accurate, but it is harmful. It is a dangerous idea. And we hear it from the media and our leaders all the time.…
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Hulu reaches closed captioning settlement

One of the nation’s largest subscription video on-demand services will soon make all of its full-length English and Spanish content fully accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hulu announced the agreement September 6 with the National

VIDEO: The Sagamihara 19 had lives worth living with Mizuki Hsu

The recent massacre in Sagamihara, Japan was carried out by someone who believes that people with disabilities had “brought pain and torture to their family and society.” As a Japanese citizen living with a disability, Rooted in Rights Storyteller Mizuki
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Study reveals that Hollywood continues to ignore actors with disabilities

The Ruderman Family Foundation, whose mission includes to, “advocate for and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout our society,” recently released a report analyzing the status of representation for people with disabilities in mainstream television. The report…

VIDEO: Make this election count with Emily Ladau

Emily Ladau is back with a new storyteller video calling for the campaigns to focus on key issues that affect the disability community no matter what party they belong to. Disability rights are human rights.…
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New movie ‘Me Before You’ battered by disability rights advocates

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for both the novel Me Before You, and the movie based on it. Members of the community of people with disabilities and disability rights advocates are arguing that recently released movie Me Before You
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New series offers advice for writing characters with disabilities

Two writers are sharing advice on how to accurately write characters with disabilities in literature in their series, Disability Stories. The series, created by Katie Pryal and Tipsy Tullivan, currently has two promising episodes. The first episode was inspired…
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Fan sues NFL team over service animal dispute

At first, it did not look like there would be a problem. James Hilburn entered Levi’s Stadium, accompanied by his service dog, who is trained to provide him support and detect imminent seizures. He showed his dog’s documentation to the…
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Kylie Jenner wheelchair photoshoot sparks backlash

Kylie Jenner’s recent photoshoot with Interview Magazine, published on the magazine’s website November 30, is not sitting well with disability advocates. The reality star graces the front cover of the magazine’s latest issue, sitting in a golden wheelchair,…