7. Daredevil

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Born and raised in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen is Matt Murdock. After saving a man from oncoming traffic, a truck containing radioactive material spills a little in Murdock’s eyes, effectively blinding him, but giving him incredible superhuman senses and athletic ability. So, Murdock becomes Daredevil, another superhero in the Marvel Universe presiding over the safety of New York City.

What makes this character so special is that despite the superhuman abilities, he also has a disability: blindness. This makes the character highly accessible and unique at the same time.

Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, Daredevil made his first appeared in Daredevil #1 in April 1964. Much like the other DC and Marvel superheroes, Daredevil moved beyond the comic book pages to TV animation and to live action. In 2003, Ben Affleck starred as the superhero in a film that was not very well received.

Most recently, in April 2015, Netflix released the first season of Daredevil with Charlie Cox as the lead. There was some controversy surrounding the new show surrounding accessibility for the visually impaired. On April 27, 2015, NPR reported that Netflix finally added an audio assistance option so that blind people could enjoy the show with everyone else.

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