- The musical work features a representation of a disability or a disabled character. (Works composed by disabled composers or for disabled performers are not included on those grounds alone.)
- The musical work should clearly identify the disability—in the title, libretto, poem, or program, or by some external historical evidence. (We exclude works that have been interpreted as metaphorically disabled, or works in which a diagnosis is speculative.)
- The musical work should sustain the representation of disability in some meaningful way. (For example, we do not include songs that refer to disability in passing.)
- We prioritize concert music and stage music, including opera, oratorio, musicals, and original music for ballet. (We do not include film music—at least not for now.)
If you would like to emend an existing entry (for spelling, grammar, or content), please enter the title, composer, and disability of the entry, then include a Submission Note that explains the mistake.