Not long ago, I was hired to do a sensitivity reading of a book manuscript, a guide for young adults about how people live with disabilities.
THE DOWNSIDE OF “THE UPSIDE”
By Ben Mattlin
Lately, the Internet has been in an uproar over Bryan Cranston in the new movie “The Upside.” Cranston, who came to fame playing meth entr
Utilizing the Power of Sport to Change Perception of Disability
Nearly a decade ago I became a member of the disability community, a community that at the time I knew nothing about.
United Spinal Association Invites the Disability Community to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse
The online survey takes about 10 minutes and will impact policies related to parking for people with disabilities.
You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different
Let me tell you about my relationship with the school desk. From my first day at Penny Camp Elementary School in 1982, it was fraught.
The debate about authentic portrayal of people with disabilities in film is making headlines.
How I navigate the NYC subway system in a wheelchair
David Choi exposes the challenges and physical barriers many wheelchair users face when using public transportation.
ROLLING ROLE MODELS ON TV – By Ben Mattlin
Recently, an important anniversary passed quietly. Important to me, anyway. It was 50 years since the TV show “Ironside” first aired.
How This 27-Year-Old Filmmaker Is Helping People With Disabilities Own Their Narratives
Reid Davenport was born with cerebral palsy and has dedicated his life to giving people living with disabilities a voice in today’s narrative.
QUIET ACTIVISM by Ben Mattlin
Earlier this summer, social media (and a smattering of conventional media, too) were filled with images of disability-rights activists’ protests
Fashion for all abilities
Shopping for and choosing clothes is challenging enough, but for people with some forms of disability it’s even harder.
Doctors with disabilities – are they the answer?
Even with the enactment of the ADA, people with disabilities still don’t have equal access to accessible healthcare.