18 Inspiring Netflix Shows Committed to Representing People With Disabilities
According to a report published by the Centres For Disease Control and Prevention in August 2018, one in four adults have a disability. Unfortunately, only 2.1 percent of regular characters on primetime TV in the 2018-2019 season actually had a disability, per a recent report from GLAAD. Disability representation includes characters with both visible and invisible disabilities — such as blindness, deafness, and genetic disorders, as well as those with mental challenges and illnesses — and we are far from having accurate representation in TV.
However, just like with racially diverse characters and LGBTQ+ characters, Netflix continues to push for inclusivity by incorporating characters with disabilities into its shows. Here are just 18 shows that are working to portray what it's like to live your life with a disability.