Monday, 25 January 2016

Changing perceptions...

 2016 could be the year!!!

I realise I sound like a desperate Tottenham Hotspur fan who thinks that this season their team can achieve the impossible and finish above Arsenal but I am actually talking about 'Wheelchair Boy' reaching a larger audience. Well, not me personally but the message of my blog will be. I have always maintained that the public will soon become less ignorant when it comes to disabled people if the media were to constantly put disability in the spotlight. It's a step in the right direction to have shows such as The Last Leg (I have spoke highly of the programme on here before; you probably think that I work for the PR team) but it's only on for about 4/5 months a year so it's not enough coverage in my book.

Thankfully though Channel 4 have heard my 'call to arms' and have made a dedicated year of disability, which is a massive stride forward in the fight for equality and rights for disabled people. Read this article if you would like further information on their plans: 
The two announcements that excited me the most are that there is going to be a disabled character in Hollyoaks (not that I watch it but I would if they explored some of the real issues disabled people face in life) and someone with a disability is going to be on Gogglebox (hopefully the person will be hilarious yet modest like me).

C4 is all about innovation so I hope that focusing on disability becomes a trend and other broadcasters soon follow suit. Attitudes will only change if more disabled people are given access to enter the mainstream media bubble.

Bye for now!

1 comment:

  1. You are truly an inspiration, Keep writing your inspiring stories it will surely be useful to many people to change their way of seeing their life. It feels so good to see people like you who do not see their disability as there drawback, Respect for you. While exploring internet I came across few sites having so many useful devices like power chairs, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and so much to help people make their life easier. Even nowadays There are chairs designed especially for patients in nursing homes; chairs that can be operated by programmable joysticks, head controls, or are voice activated; and chairs for indoor use only. No matter what your special needs are, you can find a chair that is right for you.