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!