In this week’s news of note, we look at four organizations giving the disabled community more opportunities to thrive.
Finding Dory has received praise for displaying characters with disabilities to their young audiences, and they are taking their commitment to the disabled seriously. Using the Disney Movies Anywhere app, Finding Dory is accessible to blind audiences through rich audio descriptions of each scene in the movie. (PSFK)
The upcoming Olympic Games in Rio aren’t the only buzz in the athletic world. The new “Superhumans” ad for this year’s Paralympics has been lauded by Ad Week as “the best ad ever made about disability.” By showing people with disabilities both living their lives and accomplishing incredible feats, the ad demonstrates that disabilities don’t have to hold people back from achieving their dreams. (Adweek)
An acrobatics teacher in Argentina has started a free program for people with disabilities. The program has served as an incredible outlet for his students and has inspired people across the world. (The Huffington Post)
Starbucks has opened its first-ever store that hires mainly deaf employees. Located in Malaysia, the store allows its customers and employees to communicate through sign language, as well as through TV displays for those who are not hearing impaired. (Upworthy)