Stereotypes

The 1 in 8 Group brought together TV Producers/Directors, Actors, Disability Rights Advocates and Parents. Its aim was to change the portrayal of disability in the mainstream media. To challenge stereotypes and make disability ordinary. It carried out lunches for casting directors,film producers, TV Soap Producers, a whole day conference for writers, producers and directors at BBC Drama, and held annual Raspberry Ripple Awards in 1996, 1997 (on Channel 4) and 1998 for ‘good’ and ‘bad’ portrayal of disability in different genre. The 1 in 8 Group produced the broadsheet stereotypes, 20,000 of which were distributed across BBC, Channel 4, the New Producers Alliance, Equity and other unions. 
Stereotypes