Monday, January 14, 2008

Welcome to the Media dis&dat blog

The focus of this blog is the news and entertainment media and people with disabilities. . . .the good, the bad and the mediocre. When I see something about people with disabilities in the media, I plan to post it to the blog. Sometimes I will comment and sometimes I won't. But I invite you to tell me about what you see in the media and what you think about it.

Many times people with disabilities are invisible in the media and my hope is that this blog will give more visibility to them. In other instances, the media use negative stereotypes or inaccuracies to write about or portray people with disabilities. So I want to critique those problems. And sometimes the media do get it right, and then I can hand out a few compliments.