Educators

The National Center on Disability Journalism exists to help journalists better cover disability issues. Here are some tools to help.

Disability copy editing exercises for students

Print copy exercise | Broadcast copy exercise
Use these exercises to test students on disability-related writing in print and broadcast pieces.

NCDJ terminology quiz

Use this to test students or journalists on the use of basic disability-related terminology.

Web accessibility

When creating websites, it’s important to consider accessibility for people with decreased vision, hearing and motor skills. These are simple tips on how to develop an accessible website.

Essay: Media Representation of Disability

“Diversity and Journalism Pedagogy: Exploring News Media Representation of Disability”

In an essay published in the publication Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Shawn Burns examines disability’s place in journalism and the media–as well as how disability plays a role in journalism education.

Video: The Americans with Disabilities Act


Jake Geller, NCDJ coordinator, talks about the changes wrought by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the challenges he and others with disabilities still face.