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Warning: Flashy TV Show Backgrounds Can Be Hazardous to People with Disabilities

The increasingly elaborate, busy backgrounds, sometimes with “flashing flames behind the performers,” can make it very difficult for individuals with vision impairment. Writing in The Mighty, Carola Finch recounts her experiences as a person with a visual impairment when watching reality talent shows. She cites the barriers to vision posed by bright lights and “constantly changing” sets. Read more about her concerns and call to action for TV talent shows in Why Flashy Backgrounds on TV Shows Can Harm People With Disabilities.