Learning Disability Today
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Why picturing yourself active matters for older disabled people

How the media chooses to depict older disabled people matters. The pictures we see tell us a story; not just of how society sees us but, how we should see ourselves. Disabled people of all ages are no strangers to inaccurate depictions. For years we’ve been battling stereotypes and lazy representations that fail to recognise our basic humanity. As disabled people get older, they have to face ageism as well as disablism. We need to see a change in how we are pictured. It is the least we deserve. Our new Picture Yourself Active project, a collection of free-to-use photographs


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