Hollywood’s Sudden Diversity Push Snubs Actors with Disabilities

The disheartening experience reflects the broader picture for many actors with disabilities, whose progress in Hollywood has lagged behind that of other minority performers demanding to be seen and hired. The reasons are complex, insiders and observers say, including unfounded concerns about added production costs, disability stereotypes and an industry clinging to entrenched habits.

This image released by CBS shows disabled actor Daryl Mitchell in a scene from “NCIS: Ne