Representation of
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References

Content References

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Center for Disability Rights. (2017). Nothing about us without us: Disability representation in media. https://cdrnys.org/blog/disability-dialogue/nothing-about-us-without-us-disability-representation-in-media/#:~:text=When%20it%20comes%20to%20disability,actor%20plays%20a%20disabled%20character opens in new window

Channel 4. (July 14, 2016). We're the Superhumans Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocLkk3aYlk opens in new window

Charlton, J. (1998). Nothing about us without us: Disability oppression and empowerment. University of California Press.

Catchpole, L. (July 20, 2016). I love Channel 4’s Paralympics advert. But we can’t all be superhumans. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/20/channel-4-paralympics-advert-disabled-people-not-all-superhuman opens in new window

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Forbes. (2020). Disability movies aren’t what they used to be. That’s good! https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/02/13/disability-movies-arent-what-they-used-to-be-thats-good/?sh=4e12a15f5efa opens in new window

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Learning Outcomes

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Misconceptions of Disability

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Who gets Represented and How?

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Reframing Disability

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