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Tri-Union Summit Brings Together Performers With Disabilities and Industry Executives

Los Angeles and New York City (January 12, 2012) — I AM PWD, a tri-union partnership to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the media, marked the end of its three-year campaign Wednesday, January 11 with a bi-coastal industry summit held via videoconference.

SAG Honors Marlee Matlin at Media Access Awards

Los Angeles (Oct. 6, 2011) — Actor Marlee Matlin was honored today with the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Harold Russell Award at the 2011 Media Access Awards. The awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., aims to raise awareness of people living with disabilities and seeks to have them represented accurately in television and film.

Study Reveals Continued Lack of Characters with Disabilities on Television

1% Representation on Network TV Creates Few Employment Opportunities
for Performers With Disabilities; Improvement Seen on Cable Networks

ACTRA, AEA, AFTRA & SAG Launch New I AM PWD Video


Canadian Actors Produce New Video Promoting Workplace Accessibility

New Study Reveals Lack of Characters With Disabilities on Television

1% Representation Creates Extreme Lack of Employment Opportunities for Performers With Disabilities

I AM PWD's Robert David Hall Introduces President at White House Ceremony

(July 27, 2010) — At a White House event celebrating the historic ADA 20th anniversary, President Obama announced an update to the “milestone in the journey to equality.” The president signed an executive order establishing the federal government as a “model employer” of people with disabilities.