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NDEAM Entertainment Media Summit Opening Session: Best Practices for Disability Inclusion

NDEAM Entertainment Media Summit: A Focus on the Future

This event is part of a larger series of events. Learn more: https://www.respectability.org/ndeam-entertainment-summit

To kick off RespectAbility’s NDEAM Entertainment Media Summit, attendees received an overview of who makes up the more than 60 million people who live with some form of physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health or other disability in America as well as statistics on the current state of disability representation in entertainment. They gained a basic understanding of best practices in language, as well as specific tropes commonly found in film and television to avoid. Self-advocates, allies, executives and creatives alike benefitted from this session, leaving with knowledge and best practices on how any one individual can effect positive change to fight stigmas of people with disabilities within their work.

Headshots of Lauren Appelbaum and Vanni Le

Lauren Appelbaum and Vanni Le

This session was by RespectAbility’s Lauren Appelbaum and Vanni Le.

Throughout the month of October 2021, join RespectAbility for a series of virtual celebrations, panel conversations and networking opportunities as we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Through a combination of forward-facing panels and breakout networking rooms, participants will learn about writing, directing, producing, self-advocacy and more. Please note that some sessions are open only to entertainment industry creatives who identify as deaf or disabled, as we seek to continue to build community. Learn more: https://www.respectability.org/ndeam-entertainment-summit.

Meet the Author

Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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