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How to Bring Diversity and Inclusion to Disability Coverage

Journalists are more focused on diversity, with people of color, women and members of the LGBT community more visible than ever in news reports. But coverage of people with disabilities and the issues that affect them has improved at a slower pace. Well-meaning journalists like to highlight people with disabilities in stories of inspiration and heroics. Fewer seek opportunities to include them as experts on a wide range of topics unrelated to disability issues. This session will explore ways to make disability coverage more inclusive and intentional, and provide resources on appropriate language and avoiding stereotypes.