Graeme Innes is pictured from the neck up, wearing a suit and smiling at the camera. The Attitude Foundation logo is pictured to the left.

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

Three people stand and smile at the camera. They appear to be at a conference.

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

Two people with disability are pictured to the right of screen in front of a blue backdrop. A hole that shows the blue background behind is where their faces would be. The words "we're disabled, not people to look straight through" are displayed.

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

One person using an electric scooter and one person using a wheelchair make their way along a sidewalk, they are conversing.

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

Five images side by side. From the left: an image of two puppets on Sesame Street, two people operating cameras, two people at a crime scene, a wheelchair user bouncing a basketball, two people that appear to be from CALD backgrounds standing in front of film posters.

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

Two people are operating a large camera. A person is standing in front of them holding a clapper board.

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

A flight of stairs with the image of a wheelchair projected on to them.

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

A person is pictured from the neck up and smiling at the camera. The words "Employable Me", "neurodiverse conditions can bring creativity, innovation and real brilliance to the workplace" and "Nancy Doyle" are displayed.

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

Two people that appear to be from CALD backgrounds stand in front of several Red Dog posters on a wall. One person is patting a dog that is sitting on a podium in front of the posters. There is also a dog at their feet.

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

Two wheelchair users are pictured from behind. They are laughing.

The magnificent seven – adopting the BBC’s diversity approach

July 10, 2017

The Attitude Foundation wants more people with disability on television. We are big fans of quotas, measuring the impact and ensuring that approaches are most than just tokenistic. How do... Read More

A scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. An image of one person of short stature is repeated to make it appear that there are six "Ompa loompa's" standing in a row.

Should all the disabled roles go to disabled actors?

June 27, 2017

With only 4% of characters in Australian dramas having an impairment or experiencing disability, compared to 18% of the Australian population living with disability, there are clearly not many roles... Read More

Six people are peering through a doorway. Four of the people are wearing white overalls and white hats. One person is wearing a red hat and one person is wearing a blue shirt and no hat. Each person has a different expression.

Disability is now a (film festival) winner

June 23, 2017

Film festivals are starting to feature disability streams and sessions, including this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Attitude Foundation director, and film buff, Dominique Antarakis, checked out the disability offerings, including a... Read More

Two images side by side. On the left is an image of a person wearing a safety suit and helmet while seated cross legged and hovering above the ground. They appears to be an extreme sporting venue. To the right is the same person. We can now identify them as a person with disability. They are in a gymnasium wearing activewear and seated in the same position as in the first image.

People with disability do not make a story inspirational

June 19, 2017

Too often we find television coverage of “inspirational” people with disability who “overcome” their impairment and manage to do “extraordinary” things, like climb mountains. Worse still, people with disability who... Read More

A close up of a person with disability holding a Malteser.

Can TV advertising change attitudes?

June 6, 2017

Television advertising is all around us and the viewing evidence is that it is not including people with disabilities. Advertising executives often regard their industry as edgy and breaking new... Read More

A person pictured from behind while on a treadmill. The words "benefit cheat filmed working out"' are displayed.

Not disabled enough: Invisible disability on TV

May 30, 2017

It’s important to have disabled characters on TV to reflect the diversity of society and to provide well-rounded characters that are not just solely their disability. But what if they... Read More