TV Networks Featuring More Characters With Disabilities
Disability Scoop Reports: The number of characters with disabilities appearing on broadcast television is on the rise, according to a new analysis.
Eleven characters with disabilities are expected to be featured regularly on scripted prime-time programs on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC this season, up from eight last year.
The findings come from a report released Wednesday on diversity in television that’s conducted annually by GLAAD, a media advocacy organization for the gay and lesbian community. The review looks at the number of characters representing various minority groups — including people with disabilities — during the 2014-2015 television season, which just began.