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A collection of academic publications related to Disability and Media.

Brylla, C. and Hughes, H. (eds.). (2017). Documentary and Disability. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Corker, M. and French, S. (eds.). (1999). Disability Discourse. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Darke, P. A. (2004). The Changing Face of Representation of Disability in the Media. In: Swain, J., French, S., Barnes, C. and Thomas, C. (eds.), Disabling Barriers-Enabling Environments, 2nd ed, London: SAGE.

Ellis, K. and Goggin, G. (2015). Disability and the Media. 2015th edition. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY: Palgrave.

Haller, B. A. (2010). Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media. Louisville: Advocado Press.

Markotić, N. (2008). Punching up the Story: Disability and Film. Canadian Journal of Film Studie, 17 (1), pp. 2–10.

Müller, F., Klijn, M. and Van Zoonen, L. (2012). Disability, Prejudice and Reality TV: Challenging Disablism Through Media Representations. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 62 (2), pp. 1–13.

Pointon, A. and Davies, C. (eds.). (1997). Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media. London: British Film Institute.

Riley, C. A. (2005). Disability and the Media: Prescriptions for Change. Hanover: University Press of New England.

Sánchez, J. (2015). Reporting on Disability: Guidelines for the Media. 2nd ed. Geneva: ILO. [Online]. Available at:—ed_emp/—ifp_skills/documents/publication/wcms_127002.pdf

Sancho, J. (2003). Disabling Prejudice: Attitudes Towards Disability and Its Portrayal on Television. British Broadcasting Corporation, the Broadcasting Standards Commission and  the Independent Television Commission. [Online]. Available at:

Shakespeare, T. (1999). Art and Lies? Representations of Disability on Film. In: Corker, M. and French, S. (eds.), Disability Discourse, Buckingham: Open University Press, pp. 164–172.

Worrell, T. R. (2018). Disability in the Media: Examining Stigma and Identity. Lanham: Lexington Books.