We are thrilled to release our third study into disability representation on television, with the release of our paper, the FilmDis White Paper on Disability Representation on Television. Once again, we examined 250 television shows. The shows aired between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2022. This study we discovered that 216 shows featured 1,342 disabled characters on 6 local networks, 10 cable channels, and 11 streaming services. We have broken down the data by disability, gender/gender identity, race, disabled mimicry, age, nationality, and more. To check out an accessible PDF version instead, click here.
FilmDis White Paper on Disability Representation on Television: Examining 250 TV Shows