‘Crip Camp’ Co-Director James LeBrecht Claims CBS and Television Academy Deceived Him on Emmy Ramp

‘Crip Camp’ Co-Director James LeBrecht Claims CBS and Television Academy Deceived Him on Emmy Ramp
There’s been a process of catching up when it comes to the industry and those with disabilities. Despite one-in-four people having a disability in the United States, disability representation in Hollywood remains abysmal and it’s often reflected in the complete dearth of disabled narratives, actors, and creators making the rounds at awards shows. Just 48 hours ago, the Television Academy and CBS announced that this year’s Emmys would be the most inclusive ever, with a ramp making access to the stage open to all comers.

But you might not have seen it during Sunday’s ceremony. The only discernible access point for anyone with a wheelchair or a mobility impairment was a wide swath of flat ground on the left side of everyone’s television that was flush with the floor. All presenters and winners climbed a series of stairs, either to access the main, pyramid-esque stage or another separate stage.
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