Stories on screen can help us normalize access needs across ages and abilities AND show us what a supportive world looks like.
- A home or building reflects universal design principles (looking at you set designers). Home makeover shows can flip houses, but can they flip the script on accessibility?
- Characters use mobility devices and / or accessible tech like captioning devices or screen readers (and it’s not a plot point…a plot point is a plot point).
- A disabled character travels from one place to another without difficulty. Make seamless transitions actually without seams.
- In a sci-fi or futuristic world, the lived environment prioritizes accessibility for older adults. Imagine the futuristic tech that gives accessibility for everyone…and the toy potential.
- A couture sneaker brand launches its latest adaptive line. The launch part alone is high drama.
A quick note: scenarios described here are generalized from information that Caring Across Generations has collected through focus groups, polling, and other research. They are generalized scenarios and are not any one individual’s story, and they are not meant to be comprehensive of all experiences having to do with care. This resource is intended to illuminate new storytelling opportunities that also contribute to a more authentic and holistic representation of care on screen.