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‘SPECIAL’, unconscious bias and the gay and disabled narrative


May 13, 2019


This post contains spoilers for Netflix’s ‘Special’. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!    Ryan O’Connor‘s new Netflix series, ‘Special’, somehow manages to hit us with the hard truths about the issues... Read More

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Shaking things up!


October 24, 2018


When you’ve modelled on international runways, co-founded a tech startup, are driven by universal design principles and have been an advocacy manager for a non-profit working toward inclusive advertising, you... Read More

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Kiruna Stamell talks disability on our screens & beyond


June 24, 2018


When I turn up to meet Kiruna Stamell for a coffee at Bondi Junction recently, I spot her dressed in funky bright yellow doc marten boots, poised next to her... Read More

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Our attitude and plans in 2018


March 14, 2018


What's on in 2018 Our goal is to create a media landscape that is truly inclusive and representative of people with disability. We want people with disability shown as they... Read More

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Join the #AttitudeChallenge


March 11, 2018


Want to show people what disability really looks like? Want to help change attitudes? You can!Join the #AttitudeChallenge and together let’s flood social media with pictures of people with disability!Anyone can take part,... Read More

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#PressforProgress – Meet 7 women smashing it!


March 7, 2018


This International Women’s Day we wanted to shout out to 7 people who identify as women who are already living out the 2018 theme of “press for progress in gender parity”.... Read More

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An Open Letter to John Alexander MP


December 18, 2017


Dear John, At the Attitude Foundation, we believe that having the right attitude can go a long way towards making Australia a more dynamic and inclusive community. The Attitude Foundation focuses... Read More

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I’d love more people like me on tv!


November 24, 2017


“I’d love some more people like me on tv!” The Attitude Foundation heard this from a young person in NSW just this week. They are not alone, and here at... Read More

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Four ways you can change your company’s attitude


September 5, 2017


Companies want to support better inclusion and portray people with disability more realistically in their communications and advertising. However, we find that they often don’t know where to start. Here... Read More

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Where is that reporter with disability?


August 28, 2017


In the last few decades, there has been considerable progress in the diversity of news reporters on our TV screens. First, it was the inclusion of more women and then... Read More

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5 positive signs of changing disability media portrayal


August 15, 2017


Positive and appropriate portrayal of people with disability in the media is improving (yet there is still a lot to be done). 2017 has seen major developments to back this... Read More

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New network to champion diversity on Australian screens


August 8, 2017


Collaboration is a powerful force in achieving change, especially the inclusion of people with disability.  The launch of a new Australian network will advocate for greater diversity and inclusion on... Read More

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New film traces disability and activism


July 25, 2017


The battle for positive portrayal and attitudes towards disability is not new. In fact, it has been going on for many decades, taking its part in the great protest movements... Read More

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New TV series follows disability employment challenges


July 18, 2017


We might think that most of the employment challenges faced by disabled job seekers are related to access to buildings, facilities, equipment and other physical barriers. A new Australian TV... Read More

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Access All Areas disability film festival


July 12, 2017


Film Festivals are now embracing people with disability, especially starting to include features such as captioning, audio description, quiet sessions, as well as accessible programs. The Access All Areas Film Festival... Read More