Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Representation of disability in the media

None of these articles is about people with Down syndrome, or intellectual disability, but many of the issues raised are applicable across all disabilities:

What to consider when the media asks you for your story (about life with ichthyosis or facial differences or disabilities)
Carly Findlay, 14 September 2016
... Subjects of articles and programs are often portrayed as a victim or hero. Commenters can be brutal. (And even when you write your own story, there's a risk of the sub-editors sensationalising a headline.) ...
Raising the profile of disability on TV
Seenit, 25 July 2016
At a time when people with disabilities continue to be underrepresented in TV. Over at Ability Superstore, we looked at some of the most successful TV series that have managed to represent those with disabilities, and how those characters are portrayed ...
More than ‘the disability show’
Chris Barton, Waterloo Region Record, 15 August 2016
Television's track record for telling stories involving individuals with special needs is spotty, and particularly tricky when it comes to comedy. That's something that "Speechless" executive producer Scott Silveri sounded well aware of during a panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills ...

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