Cost of Living Blog – From victims to heroes to scroungers: changes in the public perception of disabled people

 

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Disability and disabled people have regularly featured in the media over the past few months.  Radio 4 is currently running a series exploring disability across history, we have had extensive coverage of the Oscar Pistorius court case in South Africa and disabled people feature in many of the scare stories about the NHS that are circulating.  Underlying all of this are changes in the way that disability and disabled people are viewed within the media and by the general public….  Click here to read the full blog post on the Cost of Living Website