Reporting it Right guidelines for portraying people with a disability

One in five Victorians and over four million Australians have a disability.

The language and images used in mainstream media to depict disability influence community attitudes by setting the overall tone for how disability is portrayed and framed in society. It can impact on how people with a disability see themselves, both in terms of life expectations and outcomes and in their ability to participate in the community.

The guidelines are designed to assist journalists and media professionals when reporting on people with a disability and has been developed in consultation with experts from the disability sector and representatives from print, radio and TV

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH)
Victoria Government
Tuesday 13th November, 2012

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