Can-Do-Ability: Answers and Solutions from my personal experiences of living with a disability

Disabled TV Characters

4 Nov 2014According to a TV analysis, there are more characters playing ongoing disability roles on TV this year. Although this is good news, not all the actors have a disability.

I know that at the end of the day, the Glee actor, Kevin McHale, who plays the role of. Artie, who is in a wheelchair, gets up and walks home.

Many actors who play ‘Autistic’ roles, are not Autistic.

It is only roles, with characters who have Down Syndrome, that cannot be made up actually play these roles.

Michael J Fox, plays the role of, Louis Canning, on The Good Wife that does not focus on his disability, but rather sees him as ‘just’ a lawyer.

Although it is good to have characters who have a disability on TV, what would be better would be if those characters were played by ‘real’ disabled actors.

Other than that, actors with disabilities, playing the role that did not focus on their disability, would be great also.

To read the article, go to:http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/10/02/tv-characters-disabilities/19726/







Would you like to comment on this article?

Name: 
Location: 
Comments: 
  Enter these characters into the red box
Please type the red letters and numbers into the red box above. This is to protect our system from SPAM and viruses.

Previous Comments

There are no comments for this blog post as yet. If you have recently commented then please be patient while your comment is reviewed by our staff.

Blog Archive

Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2017
Posted: 6 Jun 2017

2016 IASSIDD World Congress Day 4
Posted: 18 Aug 2016

2016 IASSIDD World Congress Day 3
Posted: 17 Aug 2016

2016 IASSIDD World Congress Day 2
Posted: 16 Aug 2016

A better way of describing the autistic spectrum
Posted: 2 Jun 2016

Ouch Disability Talk Podcast
Posted: 7 Apr 2016

Have you heard of Anosmia
Posted: 5 Apr 2016

When society thinks you'd be better off dead
Posted: 31 Mar 2016

I'm not being anti-social
Posted: 29 Mar 2016

Time to think about how to create a more inclusive Australia
Posted: 23 Mar 2016

World Down Syndrome Day
Posted: 21 Mar 2016

Start adding captions to your videos
Posted: 15 Mar 2016

 
Copyright © 2017 Nova Employment & Training ProgramWeb Design: Steve Daniel