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 joy and excitement comes from the audience’s interactions with Ellen?
Alice Wong, One Mean Dancing Machine