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2022 Sundance Film Festival Shines the Spotlight on Authenticity and Accessibility

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-01-21
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Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 21 – With one-in-five people having a disability in the U.S. today, the lack of representation – just 2.3 percent of characters in the 100 top-grossing films of 2019 and 8 percent in family films – means that millions of people are unable to see themselves reflected in media.

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National Disability Institute Welcomes Mike Jensen as New Board Chair

By Kathy Brannigan / 2022-01-20
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National Disability Institute (NDI) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors elected Mike Jensen as the organization’s new Board Chair. Jensen, who is Chief Business Officer of Kast Media, will serve for a

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Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development Announces Second Annual Inclusive Community Development Award Winners

By Kathy Brannigan / 2022-01-19
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The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD), managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), announced today the three winners and their partners of its Second Annual Inclusive Community Development Awards: True Link Financial and Sunrise Banks;

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Newcomer Jeremy Hsing Sheds an Authentic Light on AAPI Intergenerational Mental Health Trauma in Iridescence

By Vanni Le / 2022-01-13
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Iridescence film poster.Los Angeles, CA, January 13 – When filmmaker Jeremy Hsing set out to create his first short film in the wake of the pandemic, his goal

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Staff Spotlight: Jacquill Moss

By Mary McGill Lucas / 2022-01-12
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Jacquill Moss headshot wearing a hat that says JacMoss Universe on it.Los Angeles, CA, January 12 – RespectAbility’s newest hire Jacquill Moss joins our growing Entertainment team

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Staff Spotlight: Molly McConville

By Mary McGill Lucas / 2022-01-07
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Molly McConville smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner

Molly McConville

Molly McConville (she/her) is a Development Associate at RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization whose

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Survey of Greater Washington, D.C. Jews Marks Improvement on Jewish Disability Inclusion

By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi / 2022-01-07
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Ahead of Golden Globes, Shining a Spotlight on Disability-Inclusive Nominations

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-01-06
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A golden globe statue next to a screen with the logo for Golden Globe Awards and text reading 2022 nominationsLos Angeles, Jan. 6 – While the Golden Globes

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EMPOWEREDNYC HELPS NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ACHIEVE NEARLY HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS AND DEBT REDUCTION

By Kathy Brannigan / 2022-01-03
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EmpoweredNYC, a collaboration of City agencies and non-profit organizations supported by Citi dedicated to enabling New Yorkers with disabilities to build a stronger financial future for themselves and their families, today announced that, after completing

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Building an Equitable Recovery: RespectAbility Advises Connecticut on Solutions for People with Disabilities

By Tammie Stevens / 2022-01-03
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Hartford, CT, January 3 – This week, the Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council met to discuss the status of workforce practices in the Nutmeg State. In response to this meeting, RespectAbility, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization, submitted testimony on how to implement best practices, advocate for greater inclusion and improve

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