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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Award for ANZ and Attitude’s winning partnership!

November 17, 2016

In an Australia where almost one in five citizens have a disability, it is imperative that government and industry work with the disability sector towards a more inclusive future.  ANZ... Read More

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Media and Persons with Disabilities – Side Event, Social Forum 2016

October 16, 2016

* A shortened version of the following speech was delivered by Catia Malaquias at the Social Forum 2016 – Side Event, held by the United Nations Council for Human Rights on 3... Read More

The cover of a Screen Australia pamphlet is repeated three times across the screen. The image is of three people peering in a bakery shop window at treats, one person appears to be from a CALD background. The words "seeing ourselves" and "reflecting on diversity in Australian TV drama" are displayed.

Art Not Reflecting Life

August 29, 2016

People with disabilities are significantly under-represented on Australian TV.  Seeing Ourselves, a five-year report into diversity in Australian TV drama, released by Screen Australia, highlights this problem according to the Attitude... Read More

A repeated image of a book cover. A person is seated on a chair in front of a white background. Their guide dog is seated on the floor next to them. The words "Graeme Innes", "finding a way" and "this is, and I mean it, a wonderfully moving, beautifully written and inspiring account of the life of an extraordinary Australian. Peter Fitzsimons" are displayed. The image is repeated three times across the screen.

‘Finding A Way’, the enthralling and uplifting memoir from Graeme Innes

July 15, 2016

Introduction to Finding A Way, the enthralling and uplifting memoir from Graeme Innes, Chair of the Attitude Foundation: It had been raining steadily for four days, and the question of whether... Read More

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Working with Attitude – Lucinda Tamburrino

August 20, 2015

As many of our followers will know, Lucinda Tamburrino, our previous Executive Officer seconded by ANZ, recently return to the bank. We caught up with her to talk about her... Read More