Links of the organisations present at the European Congress of Media & Disability:


Media organisations - European organisations

European Association of Communication Agencies (EACA)

including Dominic Lyle’s speech and examples of good practices:

European Publishers Council

Association of Commercial Television in Europe

Europe by Satellite

EU Observer


Media – national organisations

Bertelsmann AG Sonopress

BBC (British Broadcasting Channel)

El País

France Télévision

RAI Social Action Department

RTBF Carte sur Table:

RTL Television

TVE (television español)

RDP (Radiodifusão Portuguesa SA)

RTE (Radio Television Ireland)

RTVA (Radio Televisión de Andalucia)

Servimedia (Spanish communication/press agency)

BRB (BRB Internacional Production company – Nicolas comic show)

Intermedia Communicación Audiovisual (‘Palabras para una vida’)

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV)

ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen),1872,2007525,00.html


Government authorities:

European Commission DG Employment, Policies on People with Disabilities

National Coordination Committee of EYPD in France

German Ministry of Health and Social Security



Non-Governmental Organisations

Social Platform of European NGO’s


British Organisations

BBC Video nation: videos on disability


BBC Ouch! (Disability web-zine)



German Organisations

Renault Austria releases a TV spot including a blind person


Media Oscar by the EYPD Austria


ORF 1 (Austrian national radio) event in September 2003

Plus pdf file:


German online media magazine MERZ March 2003 issue on Media & Disability


German media company specialised on disability issues (founded and ran by disability activists Peter Radtke)

Arbeitgemeinschaft behinderung und medien ev


“Behinderte Menschen in Film und TV”

Article in the Goethe Institute Zentrale online magazine


French Organisations

Grande Cause nationale 2003:

Comité d’entente de la Grande Cause Nationale, statuts,

Campagne Grande Cause Nationale 2003


Nouvelle campagne Handicap International,





General links on media & disability campaigns
examples of good practices

Mental Health awareness campaign in New Zealand: Like Minds, Like Mine Campaign

Source: “Disability Now” October issue


Media representation of Canadians with Disabilities, Article in ‘Disability Now’ October issue, 2004


Example of an inclusive approach in commercial advertising

Mercedes-Benz France mini-website on the Vaneo

(at the main page the last picture/link on the right is a wheel-chair user, as a potential client)

(click on ‘Découvrez le mini-site Vaneo’)


Example of a positive poster campaign in Brazil:

‘Reducing Stigma through Public Education’,


Disability in the news:

Example of a good portrayal in the news:

‘Disabled student wins college fight’


‘Down Syndrome is not a Disease, but Another Personal Characteristic’


Website, on-line resources on media & disability

The Ouch website

‘Disability World’ magazine (with regular references to disability in the media)

German media company specialised in disability in the cinematography industry:



General resources on disability and the media

‘Disabling Imagery and the Media

An exploration of the Principles for Media Representations of Disabled People,

By Colin Barnes, 1992


Cultural Representation of Disabled People: dustbins for disavowal?

By Tom Shakespeare, 1997


The Stereotypes of disability

By Alan Sutherland, 1981


Common Myths and Stereotypes about Disability

From the Access Center for Independent Living, Dayton, Ohio, USA

The Role of Myths and Stereotypes About Disability in Perpetuating Discrimination and Other Human Rights Abuses
From Handicap International


Carlyn’s Disability movies list (on

Examples of Positive Portrayal in Hollywood



Examples of Negative Portrayal

Association Européenne contre les Leucodystrophies
Campagne 2003