Thomas Quasthoff: ‘From birth, my mum felt guilty. I had to show her I made the best of my life’

Born disabled due to the effects of Thalidomide, the exuberant star rose to classical music’s pinnacle – then quit at the peak of his powers. Now he’s back – singing…

The A.S.L. Interpretation of ‘WAP’ Was TikTok Gold. It’s Also a Problem.

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Comic Jamie MacDonald on being creative and blind: ‘It’s triumph with – not over – adversity’

I’m a blind standup comedian, currently co-starring in the BBC Two documentary Blind Ambition. As the title suggests, the show is about blindness. But please don’t think this is a…

Audible review – American football film makes a noise about deaf culture

Ten years ago, director Matt Ogens was shooting an ad campaign involving high school football teams. One of them was from Maryland School for the Deaf. Ogens was already aware…

Triumph review – RJ Mitte grapples with sporting ambition in the wrestling ring

Based on the screenwriter’s own youth, this underdog disability story wins points for authenticity, but sports movie cliches blunt the impact With actors with disabilities often confined to supporting roles,…