Russell Harvard: Actors in "Tribes"

Huh? What did you say? Can you repeat that? I didn’t hear you.”

We ask these questions frequently. We have our headphones in. We’re on our phone. We’re not paying attention. These questions are common-place, but the play, “Tribes,” uses these questions as a form of abuse.

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"Breaking Bad" and RJ Mitte: Positive Light on CP

“I am not in danger. I am the danger.” – Walter White, Breaking Bad

RJ Mitte, Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad , threatens the pejorative perceptions of individuals with disabilities. In August 2016, Mitte spoke with the “ Irish Examiner ” and stated, “We know lots of progress is being made but the industry must do more to help disabled people work both in front of and behind the camera. During the Paralympics, there will be more disabled people than ever before on TV but this shouldn’t be something that just happens every four years.”

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Survey seeks to better understand WVU's accessibility

WVU has undergone a self-survey of its Americans with Disability Act (1990) compliance. As a part of this self-survey, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is seeking to better understand how students, faculty, staff and the community view WVU’s accessibility, both the ways in which the University is doing well, and where there is room for improvement. Please take a few minutes to complete the WVU Accessibility Survey.

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Authenticity in Acting: Bringing Performers with Disabilities into the Spotlight

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for the Office of Accessibility Services’ media-focused blog post. This week, we take a look at a June 2016 New York Times article about actors with disabilities . We consider the catalytic role that actors with disabilities have in diversity and inclusion initiatives in the creative arts – and in our society at large. 

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