Amazing outfits, an iconic disco ball and impressive dance moves all come to mind when you think of Strictly Come Dancing, but this year, Rose Ayling-Ellis is putting disability in the spotlight as the show’s first ever deaf contestant.
UK and USA participants have been revealed as part of the BAFTA’s 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough, supported by Netflix, celebrating diversity.
A petition has been launched by disability blogger Emma Purcell to make audio description compulsory on all films, TV, shows and streaming services.
Actress and model Jamie Brewer is advocating for change, helping to fight negative perceptions around disability. Speaking to Lorne Gillies, Jamie reveals why disability shouldn’t hold you back.
Comedy is a fantastic way to bring people together, educate on serious matters with an entertaining twist, and break down barriers. But, more still needs to be done for disabled comedians and disability to break through into the mainstream.
Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston has been criticised for playing a wheelchair user in an upcoming movie. Critics are asking whether it is ever right for non-disabled actors to play a disabled role.