The depiction of disability in the media plays a major role in moulding the public perception of disability. Perceptions portrayed in the media directly influence the way people with disabilities are treated in the society. Bearing in mind that media has such a huge influence on the mass, it is only logical that the media counterparts get conversant with the terms regarding the (re)presentation of disabled people.
Media and disability is one area that organisations representing disabled persons as well as the government needs to continue educating the masses on. Even more effort should be put forth to ensure that people with disabilities have access to web provided media in the right format that suits their needs.
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