Bafta Wales
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Disability - Cast Off Your Prejudice!

17 February 10

The Royal Television Society Wales Centre in partnership with the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries present Disability – Cast Off your prejudice!

14% of the working population is disabled, but how often do we see a wheelchair user or blind person on the box? Channel 4’s recent series Cast Offs appeared to abandon six people with disabilities on a desert island to fend for themselves. It was a spoof, but do we need to shock people to ensure that issues around disability are taken seriously in the media?

Oona King Head of Diversity at Channel 4 and Chair of the Broadcast and Creative Industries Diversity Network talks about the challenges and opportunities for the media both on and off-screen.

Event details

  • Tuesday 2 March 2010 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm
  • Zen Room, ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN
  • www.glam.ac.uk/cci

Royal Television Society logoIf you would like to attend this event, please contact RTS Wales Centre Secretary on:

Tel: 01446-795658
Email: mari.griffith@hotmail.co.uk