Oscars 2021 – Disabled actors, characters take center stage at this year’s Academy Awards

2021 will go down in history books for the record number of Oscar nominations for disabled actors and characters in the Academy Awards. Disabled actors and disabled characters won nominations in prominent categories, all signs of inclusive storytelling becoming a more authentic part of Hollywood. Continue reading Oscars 2021 – Disabled actors, characters take center stage at this year’s Academy Awards

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This Fairhaven native actor proves minorities and people with disabilities can take center stage

By Seth Chitwood, Standard-Times

FAIRHAVEN — Brennan Srisirikul knew about the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, but never had the confidence to submit a film — especially since he’s never made one. But after a crazy year, he knew it was time to go for it. Continue reading This Fairhaven native actor proves minorities and people with disabilities can take center stage

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Planning for a Lifetime: 5 Key Considerations (and Resources!) for Parents of Special Needs Children

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect approximately 17% of children aged 3 to 17 in the United States. As medical advances have continued, it’s become more likely that children with special needs may outlive their parents. According to the National Down Syndrome Society, the average life expectancy of a person with Down Syndrome is 60 today. In 1983, it was only 25. Continue reading Planning for a Lifetime: 5 Key Considerations (and Resources!) for Parents of Special Needs Children

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Chefs and cooks in the disability community share recipes for accessibility

LUCAS KWAN PETERSON

Chef Regina Mitchell’s Zoom cooking class begins like a lot of Zooms: friendly banter, reminders to mute here, some technical adjustments there. A few minutes after the 4:30 p.m. start time, there are about 20 people on the call. The menu for tonight: a vegetable stir-fry and a lemongrass-ginger soda.

Continue reading Chefs and cooks in the disability community share recipes for accessibility

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TikTok Makes Videos More Inclusive Of And Accessible To Deaf People With New Auto Captions Feature

By Steven Aquino, Forbes

In a blog post published Tuesday, TikTok announced auto-captions. The goal is to make the service more accessible to those in the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. “Inclusivity is important because when people feel included, they’re more comfortable expressing themselves and engaging with their community. Continue reading TikTok Makes Videos More Inclusive Of And Accessible To Deaf People With New Auto Captions Feature

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