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“Mickey Mouse Funhouse” Furthers Inclusion with New Deaf Character

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-05-13
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Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Fig in a scene from Mickey Mouse Funhouse

Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck

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New Disability Screen Office Opens in Canada to Support and Amplify Creative Voices of Disabled Canadians

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-05-06
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A person walking down a sidewalk with a white cane. Logo for AMI. Text: Disability Screen OfficeToronto, May 6 – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), in partnership with the Canadian

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Interview with Dani Schirmer, Star of “Dani’s Twins”

By Madison Essig / 2022-05-05
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To celebrate Mother’s Day, RespectAbility Communications Apprentice Madison Essig spoke with Dani Schirmer, advocate, activist and mother with a disability. Schirmer’s journey to motherhood is the subject of the upcoming documentary film Dani’s Twins.

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Madison Essig: Hi, my name is Madison

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Interview with Dani Izzie, Star of “Dani’s Twins”

By Madison Essig / 2022-05-05
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To celebrate Mother’s Day, RespectAbility Communications Apprentice Madison Essig spoke with Dani Izzie, advocate, activist and mother with a disability. Izzie’s journey to motherhood is the subject of the upcoming documentary film Dani’s Twins.

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Madison Essig: Hi, my name is Madison

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Trevonne Slays as Seven

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-04-22
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poster for Seven featuring Natalie Trevonne as SevenLos Angeles, CA, April 22 – Natalie Trevonne returns to Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, playing Seven, a blind 19-year-old who is removed

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“Taco Tuesday” Shows the Importance of Using Superpowers for Good

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-04-22
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Group photo of the cast and crew behind Taco Tuesday, with John Lawson lying on the floorLos Angeles, CA, April 22 – Each year, John Lawson looks forward

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Invincible: New Short Film Explores Important Conversation Around Disability and Accessibility

By Dennis Tran / 2022-04-21
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Jennifer Valdes headshot

Jennifer Valdes

Los Angeles, CA, April 21 – The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is an annual filmmaking competition that aims to uplift disability

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Short Film Andy and Kaliope Reminds Us That Foster Kids With Disabilities Deserve More Visibility

By Isabella Vargas / 2022-04-21
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The cast and crew of Andy and Calliope filming on the setNew York, NY, April 21 – Andy & Kaliope is a heartwarming short film that touches on the

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Everything Everywhere All At Once Takes Viewers on a Journey Inside the Multiverses of a Neurodivergent Mind

By Dennis Tran / 2022-04-14
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Written by Dennis Tran and Vanni Le

Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Michelle Yeoh, Ke

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Attending the Inaugural ReelAbilities Film & Television Accessibility Summit in NYC

By Isabella Vargas / 2022-04-14
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RespectAbility Lab Alumni and team members at ReelAbilities Film Festival

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