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18.1.2004 - Being Different - BBC World Service radio series on disability
can now be heard on line at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/docu2.shtml

Being Different is a series of four programmes exploring the experience of people with disability around the world, to share their insights into living with a disability, the prejudice they have to overcome and their recipe for success.

16.1.2004 Superfest XXIV Call for Entries
CDT'S annual International Media Festival on Disabilities seeks entries of works about disability or by mediamakers with a disability. Winners will be screened in the SF Bay Area. Final entry deadline: January 31, 2004. For more information, visit: http://www.madknight.com/cdt/superfest

20.11.2003 eAccessibility by Voice: VOICE Recognition supporting people with hearing or other disabilities (Italy, 24-25 November 2003)

1.12.2003 The VOICE Project
Giving a VOICE to the deaf by developing awareness of VOICE to text recognition capabilities

5.12.2003 British Film institute and Disability Equality in Education Collaboration.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/resources/teaching/disability/

This website provides a wealth of information on how disability has been represented in moving image from the earliest days. The resource aims to:

5.12.2003 BBC discussed the Athens's manifesto at the pan BBC Disability Co-coordinating Group.
The group decided that the BBC could endorse the Manifesto with the following exceptions:

Note: There is within the BBC a large amount of editorial independence , a crucial aspect to good quality TV and radio. As an organisation BBC is not prepared to over proscribe the ways in which its producers (in-house and independent) approach their subjects. However you should note that the BBC already has Producer's Guidelines which outline how we expect disabled people to be portrayed (these are available externally on our commissioning sites). BBC work s on the social model of disability.