Disability Media Work

Authored by: Katie Ellis , Melissa Merchant

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138884588
eBook ISBN: 9781315716008
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While there has been a concerted effort from academics and industry to improve the representation of disability in the media and similarly to facilitate access to media for people with disability, the topic of disabled media workers has not gained as much attention. The chapter presents this topic as a vital area of future research. Addressing the topic from a US, UK and Australian perspective the chapter argues that entering the media industry is particularly challenging for this group largely as a result of existing prejudices to disability and the notion that the media sector is particularly fast paced.

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