Alex Minsky lost his right leg after his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while he was serving in Afghanistan. (Nordstrom)

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities


To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.

Four people with disabilities grace the pages of the upscale department store’s current anniversary sale catalog promoting the retailer’s biggest sale of the year.

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Clever UK ad campaign nails it on “awkward disability moments”


Scope, a British group which advocates for people with disabilities, has partnered with the advertising firm Grey London and TV presenter Alex Brooker to make a clever series of ads meant to help non-disabled people avoid being awkward (and, you know, actively offensive) when interacting with people with disabilities. They also devised a quiz to test if you learned literally anything…

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Is New Zealand ready for More Diversity on Screen?


The More Diversity on Screen campaign set out to begin a new conversation with the public and media industry in New Zealand about disability and diversity on screen. The campaign was an initiative of Unique Extras, a Diversityworks Trust project that aimed to increase diversity on screen via the creation and promotion of a unique…

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“Glee” star Ali Stroker talks UCP of NYC on “Good Day New York”


We found “Glee” star Ali Stroker (who is really disabled!) being interviewed by Rosanna Scotto and Greg Page on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” about her involvement with United Cerebral Palsy of New York City’s (UCP of NYC) Women Who Care Luncheon, raising funds for programs, advocacy and services benefiting people living with disabilities. She also agrees with us that…

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Campaign aims to get disability seen more on screen


MEDIA RELEASE 25 March 2013 Over the years we’ve seen heaps of great television personalities on our screens. But what we haven’t seen are the one in five New Zealanders who have a disability. These are the opening words of a new campaign that aims to to lobby broadcasters, ad agencies, talent agencies and the…

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UK retail chain embraces diversity


Yahoo! Lifestyle reports, “Marks and Spencer has chosen a four-year-old boy with Down’s Syndrome to model its latest range of children’s clothing.” “Blond-haired Seb White will feature in the chain’s Christmas magazine after mum Caroline made [this] plea to the retail giant on Facebook: ‘He has striking, unusual features, charms the pants off everyone he…