Portrait of the disabled in the media

@inproceedings{Gardner1978PortraitOT,
  title={Portrait of the disabled in the media},
  author={James Michael Gardner and Michael S. Radel},
  year={1978}
}
Disabled people, like everyone else, draw a part of their self‐concept from the media, yet there is scarce attention paid to the image of the disabled in the media. Over a three‐week period, newspapers and prime time TV programs were examined to determine the image of the disabled person as well as the general theme of the programs in which the disabled person appeared. Of the total exposures (TV and newspapers), the major themes which emerged were the needs for special services (30… CONTINUE READING