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Media Guidelines for the Portrayal of Disability

Jeannette Sanchez
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2010

These International Labour Organization (ILO) Guidelines are intended to provide practical advice to the media on how to promote positive, inclusive images, and the fair and accurate portrayal of women and men with disabilities at all levels of the economy and society. They are intended for people working as editors, journalists, broadcasters, producers, programme makers, and presenters. They are also relevant to people working as web editors, and interactive multimedia products. The guidelines reflect an ILO and Irish Aid Partnership programme to promote decent and productive work for women and men with disabilities through their employability and employment.
The book contains the following chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Disability: The Facts
  • Disability in countries where ILO-Irish Aid disability projects are active
  • Myths and facts
  • How the media can help
  • Story ideas for disability
  • Terminology
  • Reporting tips
  • International conventions and standards on disability
  • Useful references and links
  • Information products
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International Labour Organization website on February 13 2013.

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