New Study Confirms Disabled Characters Should Be Included in Children's Shows


A new report from the U.K. confirmed closing the gap in disability representation in kids’ TV shows can lead to more disability inclusion and understanding in the real world.

The report, conducted by U.K. video subscription service Hopster, highlighted how disabilities are poorly represented across kid’s TV programming worldwide. Hopster analyzed representation in 50 popular kids TV shows like “Pokémon,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Thomas the Tank Engine.” Hopster also looked at other marginalized identities, like ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender . . .

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