What is disability and what different types of disability are there?
Definition of disability
Disability is a lack of ability relative to a personal or group standard or norm . In reality there is often simply a spectrum of ability. ...
E.g. Physically and mentally disabled, Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Short term and long term disability, cognitive disability…
In pairs: How would you represent them using the micro elements?
Are these typical representations? Why?
Coming Down The Mountain BBC TV DRAMA
Choose at least two micro elements
Write detailed notes on both
Be prepared to write at least 2 PEEs for each
David and Ben are two teenage brothers
Write a PEE for your chosen micro elements:
Point : Your area of representation
E.g. A typical representation of disability is shown through the diegetic dialogue of Ben’s character.
Evidence : Your micro element
E.g. In response to David’s comment about feeling down, Ben says ‘I get that sometimes but then I eat a bag of crisps and watch Star Wars and then it goes away.’
Explain : Linking the two
E.g. This simplistic language used by Ben implies that he doesn’t share the complex emotional turmoil of his brother, and therefore conforms to the stereotypical view of a mentally disabled person being less intelligent than an able-minded person.
Is there point accurate?
Have they followed the PEE structure?
Have they used lots of media terms?
Have they linked their answer to the area of representation?
Have they written clearly?
Give one mark for each – Will you score 5/5???
Myths of Disability A person with a disability is sick, or has something wrong with them. People with disabilities have a poor quality of life. People with disabilities are inspirational, brave, and courageous for living successfully with their disability. People with disability always need expensive and high-tech assistive devices or services. People with severe disabilities need to live in nursing home or rehabilitation hospitals or under constant supervision so that they do not hurt themselves.