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ABC to mark International Day of People with Disability

More than 50 Australians living with disability will have their stories seen and heard across ABC on Friday.

ABC will mark International Day of People with Disability tomorrow with more than 50 Australians living with disability will have their stories seen and heard across its platforms.

ReFrame, which showcases the diversity of disability, returns to ABC TV at 2.00pm Friday 3 December and features the story of Angel Dixon (pictured), whose work centres around activism and research and not being defined by her disability.

Producer, Meret Hassanan, said ReFrame had been a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to tell unique stories. “I hope that ReFrame shows audiences that disability is not one-size-fits-all,” she said.

The ABC has once again partnered with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the 4.4 million Australians living with disability.

Outgoing Director of ABC NEWS and the Executive Sponsor of ABC Inclusive, Gaven Morris, said, “As a direct result of the work of the staff-led group, ABC Inclusive, and the funding made available by the DSS, the ABC is presenting our largest and most diverse range of content made for, by and about people with disability.”

Minister for Families and Social Services, Anne Ruston, said, “Our aim with this program is to help break down barriers and allow content makers with disability to participate and thrive in their chosen pursuits.”

The partnership contributes to the placement of 50 short-term positions within the ABC for people with disability to host and co-host television and radio programs and to have their content featured across all ABC websites, radio, social media, television and ABC iview. Content highlights will feature across all ABC platforms to 10 December. The partnership also funds the ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship, which provides work experience each year for two content makers with a lived experience of disability. The scholarship opens for 2022 applications tomorrow.

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