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With Disabilities ‘Rarely’ Seen, Netflix Commits $100 Million Toward Inclusion

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Netflix is pledging to do more after a report finds that representation of people with disabilities and other groups is lacking in its original films and television shows.

The report released late last week was conducted by Stacy Smith at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Smith and her team reviewed 126 films and 180 series released in 2018 and 2019 to measure representation by gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and disability.

While the study gave Netflix good marks on gender equality and for making progress in inclusion of those from some underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, it found that the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities “rarely” see themselves in content on the streaming service.

You can read more of this article on the Disability Scoop website. You can continue reading by clicking the following link: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2021/03/02/with-disabilities-rarely-seen-netflix-commits-100-million-toward-inclusion/29217/

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