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In a recent edition of Variety Magazine, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Founder Nic Novicki and Easterseals Southern California CEO Mark Whitley had the opportunity to ask a pressing question to the entertainment industry: why is there so little representation of our country’s most diverse population — the disability community — in media?

As Novicki and Whitley point out, the disability community represents a market of more than $200 billion in spending annually.

In their article, they continue to offer ideas for the entertainment community to better represent the disability community; so make sure you read and share their article below!