Guest Post by Space City Productions: Scope feel advertising is not inclusive enough

This is a guest post from Space City Productions where they have spoken to Scope about their feeling that advertising is not inclusive enough and is proving costly for businesses, with billions of pounds not exploited. Just 0.06% of all actors represented in advertising are disabled, despite a fifth of the UK population having a disability of some kind. Given the lack of representation on and off screen, those who are impaired by disability have ensured the plight has been accentuated by idiosyncratic advertising – which is paradoxically perpetuating the…

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Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people may be held back from getting on the career ladder, going on to further education or work-based training — because they fail to get the support or encouragement they need at an early age. A Leonard Cheshire Disability commissioned survey of disabled people in the UK who had their disability at school revealed barriers to gaining employment, education, or training existed even at that age. Half (51%) of 18-30 year-old adults surveyed said their teachers may have had lower expectations of them because of their disability. Around…

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