Easterseals is on a mission to change the way the world defines and views disabilities. Entertainment has the ability to influence, inspire and shift people’s perceptions to advance social change. That’s why, we are actively working within the entertainment industry to expand disability representation through a number of Easterseals-driven initiatives and activities.
Easterseals engages with the entertainment industry to advance disability representation; bring tangible employment opportunities to people with disabilities; increase the volume of stories being shared; and applaud those who are doing the best work.
We are breaking down misperceptions and stigmas, and making certain people with disabilities are included in front of and behind the camera. Through this lens, Easterseals gives voice to the minority group that is the largest in population, yet most under-represented in media. One out of four people has a disability, either visible or invisible and it’s the one minority group we’re all likely to “join” at some point.
At the same time, we are enriching storytelling, giving deeper dimension to how we see ourselves, how we understand and empathize with other people.