A celebration of the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’: The representation of disabled people in an age of austerity

A celebration of the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ with invited speakers and public discussion.

A collaboration between the MeCCSA Disability Studies Network and the Disability Equality Research Network


  • Professor Nick Watson
    ‘Bad news for disabled people: Changes in the way newspaper report disability
  • Allan Sutherland
    Title TBC
  • Deborah Williams
    The Good, The bad and The Disabled!
  • Nicola Martin
    Disability Identity: Disability Pride

This event is based around a new study of how media are reporting and misrepresenting disability in the context of government spending cuts. Bringing together a recognition of ‘International day of persons with disabilities’ with an exploration of the major shifts in the portrayal of disabled people, leading voices on the topics of disability, media and identity have been invited to examine the impact recent media coverage is having on public attitudes and on disabled people themselves.

Refreshments will be provided. Discussion and networking will be welcomed.

Please see directions above. Nearest tube is Kings Cross/St Pancras.

This is a free event. However places are limited so you are encouraged to reserve a place by emailing Alison Wilde at alison.wilde@bangor.ac.uk






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