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Posted: Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Media Representation – Me Before You

A young women in a blue dress sits on a man's lap smiling at him. Her left arm wraps around him with her hand resting on the back of his wheelchair. The young man wearing brown suit smiles at her.

Earlier this year, Me Before You was released in cinemas. The film, based on JoJo Moyes’ 2012 best-selling book, explores the decision of a man who wants to end a life because of a severe disability. Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin), who became a quadriplegic in a pedestrian accident,...

Posted: Monday 25 July, 2016

Tell me a story….

A women wearing a pink top stands in the foreground on the right side of the photograph. She is holding a white folder under her left arm. In her right hand she holds a pencil touching her chin. Her eyes are downcast looking and she looks beyond the edge of the photograph. In the background which is blurred two men sit at their work desks looking at her.

Stories have an amazing way of allowing us to see things in a different light. Here’s a story I heard this week. Research has shown that the most stigma and discrimination a person living with mental illness will receive is not from their family, friends or even their community. In...

Posted: Thursday 16 July, 2015

Audio Describing A New Music CD

Emma Bennison sits beneath a bright spotlight within an otherwise dark room. She sits at a piano and sings into a microphone.

Guest Blogger: Emma Bennison I will be known to some of you as the Co-CEO of Arts Access Australia, but as as I have said previous blog, I am also a singer/song-writer. My new album, “Fine Line” is making history because I made it to be accessible to people who are blind or Deaf. The...