Blogs tagged "disability"

July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – Accessibility – What’s Next?

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 1:34am by Gabrielle Smith

Changemaker and activist Heather Lacey delivered a poignant introduction to today’s session on accessibility and what it means to campaign for inclusivity within professional media industries. Through highlighting some of her own experience, Heather reinforces the key message that in ‘seeing a representation of yourself- your true self is so incredibly validating, that you matter, that you are worthy.’ Takeaway: Provision of access to impaired audiences should be considered from inception, and not as a bolt-on after production. Making content alongside creative and dynamic captioning, subtitling and audio description an interactive process with added agency given to performer. Bringing something new to the table for audiences whilst reflecting their individual needs. Detail: In today’s media landscape, there is a growing…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Representation

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 11:43am by Heather McDaid

Does the children’s industry across both TV and toys represent diversity? Should global television and toy brands with cultural sway have any moral duty to do so? The speakers debated on how disability is viewed across the sector, how we can move away from stereotyping and what key brands are doing in this area. Takeaways Disability should be incidental, not the focus of a person It is so important for children to see themselves represented Detail The session and debate began with Alison Rayson explaining her reason for being at this years CMC conference. Eight years ago her son was born with Down’s Syndrome. She was working in TV and became severely aware of the lack of representation. The content…

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