The issue with stock photos of disabled people

Photo of Aaron Wheelz

We love this picture of Aaron Fotheringham, a WCMX athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. But unless you get permission to use such photographs (we did), most of the stock images of disabled people aren’t great. It’s impossible to find authentic stock photos of diverse disabled people with friends and family doing normal everyday living: eating, drinking, socialising, with family and friends, with children. It’s even harder to find photos of disabled people who are also from an ethnic minority, or older people, or pregnant and disabled.  Do bear with us as we continue to hunt for better ones!

If you have a great high-resolution image we can use, do get in touch on

You can read more about the issue with stock photos here



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