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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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Monday, 21 September 2009

New media - webcast documentary (UK)

The Specials is an internet documentary series following the lives of 5 friends with learning disabilities (some of them with Down syndrome) who live together in a house in Brighton, UK. It is webcast in weekly 10 minute episodes with the housemates providing the voiceover, so the viewer is very much seeing the world through their eyes.

The producers tell us that it launched two weeks ago in the UK and so far it has been a great success with lots of media coverage and key learning disability organisations in the UK (including Mencap and the Down's Syndrome Association) giving their full support.

DS NSW members and staff who have watched the available episodes are interested to see more. The title has discomforted some, and most would have preferred something more creative.

We are interested to hear your responses:

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