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TV Shows Featuring Fewer Characters With Disabilities

After hitting a record high last year, the number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television shows declined this season.

Just 22 of the 775 regulars on scripted broadcast series this season have disabilities. That represents 2.8% of characters and is down from a high of 3.5% last year.

The data comes from an analysis out this month from GLAD, a media advocacy organization for the gay and lesbian community. The group issues a report annually looking at representation of people with disabilities and other minority groups on television.  Read more!

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