I just read this fascinating overview of the portrayal of disability in three short stories. To be honest, I haven’t looked into this field too deeply, although I maintain that the more disabled people are portrayed in literature and art, the better. I must agree with Norlie’s conclusions: for the most part, we are portrayed accurately in lit, but there are some blinding oversimplifications and uses of stereotype out there. I’d want to see more of the former, and less of the latter. Go read.