Disabled children and their parents discuss representation of disability in literature - Scope

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In this Scope film disabled children and their parents discuss how important representation of disability in comics and books is to them. Max, Emily and Daisy show us the comic book characters they created at a comic book workshop.

Stories are central to everything we do at Scope,, so for National Storytelling Week, we celebrated authentic stories and called on publishers and authors to improve the representation of disability in literature.

Have you read many books featuring disability? If the answer's no, then you're not alone. And consequently lots of people either don't know much about disability or only have a limited view, which can lead to poor attitudes and stereotypes.

Another downside is that disabled people don't get to read about stories and characters they can relate to. When 11 year old Emily White wondered why there were no wheelchair users like her on TV, her dad Dan was inspired to create Department of Ability. This comic book features Emily leading a group of superheroes whose impairments are actually their superpowers!

Visit our website to find out more about stories at Scope. http://www.scope.org.uk/stories

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Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.

Find out more about our work here: http://www.scope.org.uk