Inclusive SA

Impactful reporting

A disability does not completely or wholly define a person.

The stories you tell and how you tell them — including your choice of interviewees, words, images and narrative — should portray people with disability in ways that are:

  • fair, accurate and authentic
  • respectful of people’s human rights and dignity
  • cognisant that people with disability are individuals and full members of the community
  • inclusive of people with disability in general reporting of issues affecting the community as a whole
  • free from myths, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.

For interviews, rather than deferring to ‘experts’, spokespeople or carers who may not themselves live with disability, you should speak directly with people with lived experience of disability when you can.

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Department of Human Services
URL:
https://inclusive.sa.gov.au/resources/templates/inclusive-media-guidelines/impactful-reporting
Last Updated:
12 Aug 2020
Printed on:
28 Nov 2021
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