Lauren Gilger of KJZZ Phoenix reports on a little-known virus that pregnant women can pass on to their children and which can cause serious birth defects. Read more
Disabilities in media: Overcoming obstacles and achieving success
Broadcast journalist Dave Stevens writes for Editor & Publisher about what it’s like to be disabled and pursue a journalism career. Read more
Activist Judy Heumann led a reimagining of what it means to be disabled
Joseph Shapiro of NPR details the incredible life of disability activist Judy Heumann, who helped change the way disability is seen. Read more.
Nielsen To Track Disability Representation On TV
Nielsen will begin to track representation of people with disabilities on television, where they have long been underrepresented. Read more
NBCUniversal Teams with 1in4 Coalition in Diversity Plan for Disabled Representation
NBCUniversal has partnered with 1in4 to help make disability representation more diverse on and off the screen. Read more
What It’s Like to Be Young and Sick
Fortesa Latifi writes for Teen Vogue about the difficulties of being young and sick with an invisible illness or disability. Read more
New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most
Journalist and NCDJ Board Member Jason Strother writes about how rising food prices are affecting people with disabilities, who are more likely to face food insecurity. Read More
Beyoncé Changing Lyrics Over Disability Concerns
Beyoncé will alter the language in her song “Heated” days after it was released as part of her new album “Renaissance.” The track contained references to “spaz” and “spazzin.” Read the full story here.
Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site
Disabled people are almost non-existent on government and stock-photos websites, and when they are represented, they are not represented as whole individuals, but are only showed for their disability. Read the full story here.
Long Covid Could Change the Way We Think About Disability
The coronavirus pandemic has created a mass-disabling event that experts liken to HIV, polio or World War II, with millions suffering the long-term effects of infection with the coronavirus. Many have found their lives dramatically changed and are grappling with what it means to be disabled. Read the full story here.