TV Shows Featuring More Characters With Disabilities
[Source: Disability Scoop]
The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television this year is set to hit a record high.
There will be 18 regularly-appearing characters with disabilities on prime-time network shows during the 2018-2019 season, accounting for 2.1 percent of portrayals.
The count comes from a report released Thursday by GLAAD, a media advocacy organization for the gay and lesbian community. The group annually assesses representation of minority groups — including people with disabilities — on television.
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