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Accessibility in Cartoons

Elmo and his friends learn about the different ways that people communicate, including sign language and braille. In another episode, the character Julia, who has autism, is introduced and the other characters learn how to play and communicate with her in a way that works for her.

Sesame Street (Or Galli Galli Sim Sim for desi kids) also has a character named Rudy, who uses a wheelchair, and the show often portrays him engaging in the same activities as his peers. These types of representations help to promote understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, which is an important aspect of accessible design. Don’t we hold these shows dearer to heart when they show kids to be better humans?

In the image is my recent favorite - Waffle+Mochi. Do you have any shows or episodes that stirred your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.


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