We here at the Paul K. Longmore Institute are dedicated to reshaping the way that people view disability. Since mainstream media is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to perpetuating outdated ideas and stereotypes, we’re happy to cohost Superfest International Disability Film Festival each fall with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco.
Thanks to the great entries we get every year, we know other, better ideas about disability and disabled people are out there. We know that we don’t have to settle for the typical fare of nondisabled actors getting Oscars for playing disabled people in ways that promote pity and helplessness. We know that disability isn’t just about Kleenex boxes and suicide.
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