I know it has been a while since I’ve shared a DH news roundup but as I’ve published a few articles this month on Disability Horizons, I thought I’d collate them together n a news DH news roundup.
Disability Horizons News Roundup: June 2020
Disabled filmmaker wins award in Best Shorts Film Competition
A disabled filmmaker from Northampton has won a prestigious Award of Recognition from The Best Shorts Film Competition for her production about living with Muscular Dystrophy. She now joins big-name production companies, including Disney Interactive, in winning this coveted award…Continue reading >>>
Celebrating Disability Pride 2020 virtually
Summer is the time of year where people come together to celebrate the lives, cultures and achievements of disabled people with a host of Disability Pride events. But this year they’re all cancelled due to Covid-19. Luckily, many of the organisers have arranged virtual events so that disabled people can continue to celebrate Disability Pride online.
Read on to find out which Disability Pride events are taking place virtually, how you can get involved and which online platforms they’ll be hosted on…Continue reading >>>
Down’s Syndrome actor Tommy Jessop stars in award-winning crime drama Innocence
Tommy Jessop is a 35-year-old British actor with Down’s Syndrome who is starring in Ben Reid’s award-winning crime drama Innocence. This topical film challenges stereotypes in a dramatic and ground-breaking way, shining a light on the need for a more nuanced representation of disability on screen…. Continue reading >>>
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. This is due to a lack of accessibility features such as audio description and subtitles, flashing image warnings and inaccessible login and menu pages… Continue reading >>>
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