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Disability Media Work

Ellis, K. and Merchant, M.ORCID: 0000-0003-0923-1561 (2019) Disability Media Work. In: Ellis, K., Goggin, G., Haller, B. and Curtis, R., (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media. Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis, pp. 387-399.

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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis
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