disability and film

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James Martin: an award-winning actor with Down’s Syndrome

James Martin is a 28-year-old actor with Down’s Syndrome from Belfast. He played the lead role in the BBC TV…

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80% of disabled people have experienced accessibility issues with online streaming services

A survey conducted by Scope has found 80% of disabled people have experienced accessibility issues with online streaming services.

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Come As You Are: a film that explores disability, friendship and adventure

Come as You Are follows three young men with disabilities as they flee their overbearing parents for a road trip…

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Down’s Syndrome actor Tommy Jessop stars in award-winning crime drama Innocence

Tommy Jessop is an award-winning British actor with Down’s Syndrome, who has played in Hamlet, Line of Duty Holby City…

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Turning my passion for films into a career as a disabled film editor

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell, who has congenital Muscular Dystrophy, has turned her passion for film and editing into a career as a…

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Deaf volunteer and filmmaker changes attitudes on deafness in Kenya

Raabia Hussain is a Deaf independent filmmaker from Oldham, Greater Manchester. She recently volunteered in Kenya to help teach Deaf…

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Disabled actress Liz Carr set to star in her first Hollywood blockbuster

Disabled actress Liz Car is set to feature in her first Hollywoodd film. She is best known for playing Clarissa…

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Zack Gottsagen: an actor with Down’s syndrome tipped for Oscar glory

Zack Gottsagen, an American actor with Down’s syndrome, tipped for Oscar glory for his lead role in The Peanut Butter…

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Business Disability Forum’s Film Festival 2019 winners announced

The five disabled winners of the Business Disability Forum’s Film Festival 2019 have been announced. Find out more about the…

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10 animation characters with disabilities

Have you seen many disabled characters in kids' films or animations? Our writer Raya has rounded up 10 characters with…

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