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Why We Need More People With Disabilities on TV

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With the 2016 Paralympic Games being the 2nd most popular Paralympics yet, it seems that mainstream exposure of those with disabilities is rising, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some issues surrounding how people with disabilities are presented to us on television. Here, we’re taking a look at television’s approach to disability and how it […]

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Lego to launch new disabled figures

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This year, Lego has revealed its first ever young disabled mini-figure in the company’s 84 year history, creating a revolutionary moment for the toy industry to represent all children – including the 770,000 disabled children currently in the UK, and 150 million worldwide. Up until now, diversity has been major weaknesses of the toy industry, […]

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C4 Invests In A New Generation Of Disabled Talent

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With the success of the 2012 Paralympic Games and the coverage which Channel 4 provided, it should hardly be surprising that the broadcaster – tasked with being the creative and diverse channel – has decided to make a solid commitment for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. The promise is to invest around £500,000 into […]

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