Dear Ellen Degeneres, From A Wheelchair-Using Viewer

Disability Visibility Project

Dear The Ellen Show,

One of my favorite parts of The Ellen Show is when Ellen busts a move and dances with the audience at the start of each episode.

I notice how Ellen always makes a point to dance a few seconds with wheelchair users who are located in the front and it’s always cool to see that.

My holiday wish is for The Ellen Show to create wheelchair-accessible seats integrated with the entire audience rather than separate and at the very front.

A wheelchair user myself, I have limited seating options when I go out to the movies, theatre or other live events. While technically ‘accessible,’ I feel removed and excluded. The physical distance and separation reinforces the social distance many people with disabilities face everyday.

Wouldn’t it be great if a wheelchair-user can enjoy The Ellen Show with the entire audience, since so much of the…

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