Screen Readers Skip to Content

Films Involving or Featuring Disabilities

Published: 2009-05-12 - Updated: 2019-03-30
Author: Thomas C. Weiss | Contact: Disabled World (

Synopsis: Films Involving Disabilities presents listings of feature films and documentaries which involve persons with disabilities.

Main Digest

The Films Involving Disabilities website presents detailed listings of over three-thousand feature films and documentaries which involve persons with disabilities.


The films the site lists are separated into two different categories - major films and minor films. The films are often reviewed, or include a summary as well as links to further information.

The site is directed towards teachers, students and anyone who has an interest in how disability is represented in films. The Films Involving Disabilities site has a number of categories of disability-related areas it focuses on, to include:

  • Polio
  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • A.I.D.S.
  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • General
  • Amnesia
  • Amputee
  • Dwarfism
  • Stuttering
  • Limb & Spinal
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental Disability
  • Documentaries
  • Learning Difficulty/Retardation

The Films Involving Disabilities site also presents books and articles related to persons with disabilities, film, television, and the media. There are many different and worthwhile book titles shown on the site; a few examples include:

Two of the many examples of articles available on the Films Involving Disabilities website include:

The creator of the Films Involving Disabilities website, David Greenhalgh, experienced a disability himself in his mid-forties, being diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis. After becoming disabled he decided to create a database of disability resources involving his hobby related to films and books. David designed Films Involving Disabilities in 1994 and the site remains unique in its scope of presentation today. In relation to his website David stated, "There are hundreds of disability-related sites offering general information, but I think the more specialized ones are the most useful."

David was a teacher for many years and continues to educate others. While he is not published, he has written several items; to include a novel about a rabbit, a detective novel, a radio play, as well as short pieces concerning disability. Along with the website he has created on Films Involving Disabilities, David continues to both educate and change the world in constructive ways.

Author Credentials:

Thomas C. Weiss is a researcher and editor for Disabled World. Thomas attended college and university courses earning a Masters, Bachelors and two Associate degrees, as well as pursing Disability Studies. As a Nursing Assistant Thomas has assisted people from a variety of racial, religious, gender, class, and age groups by providing care for people with all forms of disabilities from Multiple Sclerosis to Parkinson's; para and quadriplegia to Spina Bifida.

In Other News:

You're reading Disabled World. See our homepage for informative disability news, reviews, sports, stories and how-tos. You can also connect with us on social media such as Twitter and Facebook or learn more about Disabled World on our about us page.

Disclaimer: Disabled World provides general information only. Materials presented are in no way meant to be a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Any 3rd party offering or advertising on does not constitute endorsement by Disabled World.

Cite This Page (APA): Thomas C. Weiss. (2009, May 12). Films Involving or Featuring Disabilities. Disabled World. Retrieved September 26, 2021 from