Study Shows Disability Representation Onscreen Is Increasing, but Still Falls Short

Television|Study Shows Disability Representation Onscreen Is Increasing, but Still Falls Short

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Study Shows Disability Representation Onscreen Is Increasing, but Still Falls Short

The study published Tuesday also showed that television continues to lag behind film when it comes to representation of characters with disabilities.

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Lauren Ridloff, who became the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero, in “Eternals.”Credit…Marvel/Disney

By Sarah Bahr

July 26, 2022

“CODA,” a film about the hearing child of deaf parents, won this year’s Academy Award for best picture, and one of its stars, Troy Kotsur, became the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar when he took home the award for best supporting actor. Lauren Ridloff became the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero in “Eternals.” The Hulu mystery-comedy series “Only Murders in the Building” won acclaim for an almost entirely silent episode that highlighted the perspective of a deaf character (played by [...]

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