Entertainment

Scream Queens fails at depicting character with NF

Thursday, October 6, 2016The Children’s Tumor Foundation is calling for the popular TV show Scream Queens to educate itself about neurofibromatosis, or NF, following a recent episode filled with misinformation. In the episode, the show introduced a character with NF named Tyler. Tyler…

People with disabilities excluded from UK nightclubs

Tuesday, October 4, 2016We all have pastimes we like to do to have fun and relax with friends. Often, these pastimes include engagement with our town or city in a way that is enjoyable and often essential to feeling like we ‘belong’ in…

Get to know comedian Michael Beers in Rooted in Rights Podcast Episode 8!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016Michael Beers has been a stand-up comedian for over a decade. His latest project is called Making the “Short” Bus Cool, in which he and other comedians with disabilities will tour the country in their short bus doing stand-up comedy.…

FCC moves to expand video description requirements

Wednesday, April 13, 2016The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making [PDF] on March 31, regarding an expansion of existing video description requirements that make television programming accessible to people with visual disabilities. “Video description enables those who are blind…

“The Forest” – New film disrespectful to Japanese suicide epidemic?

Thursday, February 11, 2016Hollywood is not exactly known for respecting people with disabilities. It seems that for every instance where progress is made, a step backwards occurs as well. Luckily, we as an audience can choose which films to support and which to…

(Video) Preparing for the holidays: Tips and tricks to make cooking accessible

Wednesday, November 25, 2015For people with disabilities, cooking could seem like an overwhelming task, rather than the enjoyable pastime it has the potential to be. Out of reach ingredients, unreadable descriptions, tools that are a struggle to grip – the list goes on.…

Lawsuit targets inaccessible music lyrics in movies

Wednesday, October 28, 2015Hollywood is under fire for failing to provide closed captioning and subtitles for music lyrics in its movies and television shows, including such blockbusters as Captain America, Skyfall, X-Men and Netflix’s House of Cards series. Filed in Los Angeles Superior…

Let’s make a Bechdel Test for people with disabilities

Friday, September 4, 2015For those of you who are not familiar with the term The Bechdel Test, the concept revolves around the extraordinary idea that women should be represented in film and other forms of media. The origin of The Bechdel-Wallace test comes…