Disability rights group the Ruderman Family Foundation has honoured Emmerdale of their newest list of recipients for the Seal of Authentic Representation.
The organisation honours 5 collection as they’ve contributed to the expansion on the inclusion and genuine illustration of folks with disabilities within the leisure trade.
This yr marks the sixth time the Seal of Authentic Representation has given honours to TV collection and movies, and Emmerdale is part of this list as a result of of casting James Moore, an actor who has ataxic cerebral palsy and performs Ryan Stocks who has the identical disability.
Ryan arrived within the village in 2018 and is the organic son of Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) and Mark Bails, a detective inspector who abused and raped Charity when she was an adolescent, which resulted in him being Ryan’s father.
James Moore was honoured to acquired the Ruderman Family Foundation’s Deal of Authentic Representation, and commented:
‘I have been following them for a long time and I am so grateful for their work continuing to advocate for the fair representation of disability in media. It is amazing to have recognition from an international organisation, especially one that I have such high respect and admiration for.’
After discovering the information about being listed for the Seal of Authentic Representation, James Moore tweeted and stated: ‘Thank you to the @rudermanfdn for giving Emmerdale (and I!) the Seal of Authentic Representation award for my character Ryan.
It’s superb that the impression of my casting has reached American shores, and I’m so honoured to be recognised by this unbelievable organisation!’
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