Authentic Disability Representation in Stock Photography

Live Training Event

Disabilities are widely underrepresented in advertising and stock library content. When disability is depicted, it’s often in offensive, inauthentic, or stereotypical ways. Learn the ins and outs of creating an authentic asset library, starting with how to spot a bad stock photo, sourcing disabled talent, and knowing which words to use in a casting call. Grasp the basics of on-set accessibility logistics and understand how to communicate with disabled talent during your photo shoot.

General Format/Who’s it For:

This ONLINE 60-minute training (via video conference) is designed for photographers, marketers, advertising professionals, and others who are invested in creating authentic and inclusive imagery of the disability community.


Participants will be able to:


Identify the hallmarks of bad and good disability stock photography


Understand how to source disabled talent for photoshoots


Write a casting call for a disability-focused photoshoot using disability-inclusive language


Understand the logistics required for having an accessible on-set experience


Feel confident about how to communicate with disabled people on set

Andraéa LaVant, a Black woman wearing green angular glasses and a bright striped shirt seated in her motorized wheelchair at a computer. She is looking at the monitor smiling.
Tuition: Tuition for this training is $349/USD and includes 7-day access to the training recording, starting the day after training, and digital downloads of the training outline and tip sheet(s) with examples.

Training Dates & Registration:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 10-11am PT / 1-2pm ET – Register for #FakeWheelchairAlert now

This is a live, virtual training. We use Zoom – a video conference platform – to deliver the training. There will be opportunities to engage with presenters and participants during breaks known as “fireside chats.” ASL interpreters and live CART captioning will be provided.

Registration is limited! Register today to secure a spot.

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