Remember that look upon your face when you got your first TV? And it was in black and white and then later in colour, it sat proudly in your lounge room, dad held the controls (if it had any some sets didn't) and if that was the case then he'd instruct you to get up… Continue reading When we were first visable in TV and Film
We've all seen on TV at one point or another a disabled person, be represented in a comedy, drama, or movie But do those people who make the TV shows or movies or for that matter reporters know what is the appropriate language to use when dealing with someone's disability? Well today's your lucky day!… Continue reading Disability representation in the media
I recently read an article on a TV news website that I frequently visit, that a character who had been played by a female, was coming back and being played by a male actor, and the headline read "First transgender character coming to this soap opera in the UK" Ok so I didn't name the… Continue reading How do we act?
Television everyone watches it, either they watch it via a TV, or they live stream, or they use one of the numerous catch up services available to watch it at a later date. Television has the ability to reach every one at any time and can lead to numerous discussions in chat rooms or across… Continue reading The lack of disabilities currently being represented on Australian Television
So today's blog is going to ask the all important question where are we on TV? And by being on TV I don't mean in a bit part role, or just in a few scenes but as the main character or part of an ensemble cast. Because whilst we have 'A Typical' which isn't that… Continue reading Where are we?
Okay so recently the ABC and a production company made a 3 part documentary about disabled people finding employment (side note there's two more parts to come, with part one already airing) But after the fanfare, the pats on the back, the 5 star tv critics reviews, the novelty wearing off, what's the next step?… Continue reading What’s the next step????