A person with Down Syndrome plays the violin.

ANZ event supports drive to produce Attitude Foundation pilot episode

May 23, 2017

The Attitude Foundation’s Founding Sponsor ANZ held an information and fundraising event at its Melbourne Docklands headquarters on 22 May as part of its support of the Foundation’s drive to... Read More

Two teenagers are in what appears to be a TV set livingroom. One person is leaning on a couch and the other is using a wheelchair.

Disability on TV – the UK experience

May 20, 2017

Ordinarily, media organisations compete with one another, but in Britain, they are collaborating because of their shared belief that media should reflect the richness and diversity of society, and provide... Read More

The same Toyota car advertisement is pictured side by side. Two people stand either side of a red car. In the image on the left one of the people is a tall person wearing red overalls. In the image on the right, a tall person with Down Syndrome stands in place of the person in the other image.

Inclusive marketing feature of major conference

May 18, 2017

The inclusion of people with disabilities as models and actors in marketing and promotion is slowly growing, with companies such as Target, Kmart and Aldi featuring disabled models in catalogues.... Read More

A person wearing glasses is pictured fro the chest up and gazing out to the left of screen. Their picture is layered on top of another image of a person using crutches and standing in front of a pink building. The words "A short film, Amy Marks, 20", "National youth week" and "SBS" are displayed.

Amy Marks and her film about disability identity

May 16, 2017

Amy Marks is a film student at the University of Victoria. Earlier this year she was chosen as one of five winners in a SBS film contest centred around Youth... Read More

Two people are seated in front of a grey backdrop in what appears to be a TV studio. One person is a wheelchair user. The words "Dr George Taleporos" and "Melbourne" are displayed next to the wheelchair user who is on the left. The words "Dani Detoro" and "Melbourne" are displayed next to the person on the right.

ABC TV show deals directly with disability stereotypes

May 9, 2017

The best way to shatter disability stereotypes is to let people with disability do it. The ABC television series You Can’t Ask That provides a forum for doing just that. The... Read More

Six people are on a stage addressing an audience. Three people are wheelchair users. One person is standing and is possibly a sign language interpreter.

UK panel discusses disability on TV

April 17, 2017

A major panel discussion on the portrayal and inclusion of people with disabilities on British TV was hosted by the Royal Television Society this month. Titled Where have all the disabled... Read More

Two people stand in a graffitied alleyway in front of a police car. One person is a police officer, the other is a reporter. The reporter is holding a microphone. There is a camera to the left of screen and caution tape across the entire image saying "Police line do not cross".

Research into media portrayal of disability murders reveal stereotypes

April 11, 2017

A major American research study lead by David Perry, disability rights journalist and history professor, reviewed media coverage of murders of people with disabilities and found that the reporting of... Read More

A person with long brown hair and limb difference on their right arm stands to the left of the image, facing the camera. The words "BBC weather" and "Lucy Martin" are displayed to the right of the screen. The background is cloudy.

6 ways that TV could be more inclusive of disability

March 30, 2017

The Attitude Foundation is addressing the realistic portrayal of people with disability in television shows. We have selected 6 easy ways that could be adopted by Australian (and other) television... Read More

Six people are crossing a crosswalk. The person on the far right is a wheelchair user. The image resembles the Beetles iconic Abbey Road cover. The word "Speechless" is displayed at the top right.

Speechless on Australian TV with disability upfront and in centre

March 27, 2017

One of the key issues that the Attitude Foundation is addressing is the realistic portrayal of people with disability in television shows. The inclusion of the American situation comedy Speechless on Channel... Read More

A family on a sofa pictured from behind. They are watching television.

Making a TV series to change disability attitudes makes good sense

March 21, 2017

The Attitude Foundation is seeking to change mainstream attitudes towards people with disability, particularly the way that people with disability are portrayed in the media.  One of our key strategies... Read More

Three yacht's are sailing on a river.

Inclusive yacht club hosts Attitude Foundation event

February 14, 2017

A hot sunny day on Sydney’s Pittwater, a keen sailor for a Chairman, and an inclusive venue was an ideal combination for Attitude Foundation’s first major fundraising event in 2017.... Read More

Two people lay in a bed wearing underwear.

SBS television’s Undressed helps disability inclusion

February 13, 2017

The inclusion of people with disabilities in the SBS television dating program Undressed is valuable in guiding viewers on how to talk to people with disability and in including them as part... Read More

Seven children feature together in a catalogue image. One of the children is a wheelchair user.

Key lessons in approaching diversity and inclusion in advertising

January 24, 2017

Attitude Foundation director Catia Malaquias was featured this week by Pro Bono Australia as a significant change maker. The feature article outlines Catia’s journey from the mother of three children,... Read More

A digital mock up of an ANZ eftpos card with tactile elements. There is a semicircle cut out from one end and three raised spots at the opposite end.

Considering accessible payment methods

January 10, 2017

Guest blogger : Steve Price, Senior Manager Everyday Banking, ANZ Timing is everything in business, and so it was when our team at ANZ introduced new accessible features on debit cards... Read More

Five people are pictured in a corporate environment. Three people are standing and two are seated. One person is seated next to their guide dog.

Attitude Foundation engages Taste Creative for new TV series promoting inclusion

December 16, 2016

The Attitude Foundation, together with its principal partner ANZ, has selected award-winning production company Taste Creative to film a television series promoting the valuable contribution of people with disabilities within Australian... Read More