Jan 01, 1970
Ruderman White Paper on the Challenge to Create More Authentic Disability Casting and Representation on TV

A previous edition of the Ruderman White Paper on the Employment of Actors with Disabilities in Television found that 95% of top TV show characters with disabilities are played by non-disabled performers. The imperative for diversity is already widespread in many corners of the industry and we assert that disability is of course a part of diversity. Having laid the groundwork for this assertion, in this White Paper the Ruderman Center moves from conversation to a call to action.