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Use standard human empathy and interest, without excessive emotional language

Focus on what people can do, not what they can’t.

Ask yourself:

  • Is someone’s disability relevant to the story?
  • What is the main point of the media item you are preparing?
  • Would mentioning someone’s disability change the story?

If it does not relate, it is probably best not to focus on it.

Provided by:
Department of Human Services
Last Updated:
12 Aug 2020
Printed on:
06 Jun 2023
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