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Physical and Mobility Disability: Media

This guide provides information and resources on physical and/or mobility disabilities.



Television Characters with a Physical Disability

Walter "Flynn" White Jr.-Breaking Bad (Cerebral Palsy)

Dr. Gabriel Fife-Private Practice (Uses a wheelchair)

Artie Abrams-Glee (Paraplegic)

Bran-Game of Thrones (Paraplegic)

Gregory House-House (Leg injury, uses a cane)

JJ DiMeo-Speechless (Cerebral Palsy)

Isaac-Sex Education (Uses a wheelchair)


Please note that these films do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who have a physical disability.

Black and white cartoon of film