Queenslanders with Disability Network is pleased to be part of the project Open Doors, launched on Monday 10 July by the Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alistair McEwin, to develop positive media reporting around people with a disability.
Griffith University journalism students are at the forefront of a campaign to improve media representation of people with a disability.
QDN Board of Directors Chairperson Nigel Webb said at the launch, “For the past 40 years people with disability have been ‘coming out’ in every facet of their lives. Out of institutional settings, out of their homes and importantly, out of the shadows of difference. Media can investigate issues of policy change and explain to the public the benefits and/or limitations for vulnerable persons and importantly seek out alternative perspectives. Media can play a significant role in shifting community perceptions and awareness to bring about positive change for an inclusive community.”