With my love for media, it’s always exciting to see the inclusion of people with disabilities in television shows and commercials. Even though improvements are being made, there is still a disproportionate number of commercials that do not include those with disabilities.
The cover story of New Mobility Magazine describes how some advertising agencies are becoming more inclusive for both television and print media. Angela Rockwood, a model from the TV show, Push Girls, has been featured in Nordstrom ads and catalogs. Kroger grocery stores, Kleenex tissues and Honey Maid graham crackers are among the companies that have featured people with disabilities.
Take a look at Allen Rucker’s story in New Mobility. As we break down the barriers for inclusion, there will be more folks like me gracing the presence of television screens and magazine pages.