FACTUAL SERIES

In Focus

In Focus highlights issues around disability and raises awareness of the problems disabled people have to face every day of their lives just because they have a disability.

In Focus seeks to overcome the barriers, the stigma, the stereotyping, and prejudice encountered by disabled people; and to raise the profile, and promote positive images, of disability.

In Focus intends to provide a comprehensive information resource for anyone who has a disability or impairment; or is affected by disability (e.g., families, carers, service providers, etc.); and for anyone working within the care sector.

Decisions made by those in authority in the areas of employment, education, training, service provision and physical access to buildings or transport, etc., will be highlighted. Those decisions will be challenged or supported as appropriate.

Existing opportunities for people with disabilities will also be explored and promoted, as will the various support groups and organisations who work so hard for the benefit and rights of disabled people.

Produced under the banner of Turning Point Productions
Broadcaster:Channel 7 Television
Genre:Factual Series
Format:6 x 30 mins
Production Year:2001 – 2009
TX Date:2001 – 2009
Executive Producer:Glyn Spate
Producers:Glyn Spate
Rosemarie Bruin
Patricia Marsault
Gary JJ Spate
Sid Owen
Lee Jones
Jason Hendry
Richard Blewitt

/ Some of the features covered

In Focus - Sailability
Sailability
In Focus - HSD Art Exhibition
Holidays for the Sick and Disabled (HSD) Art Exhibition
In Focus - Blind Drive Challenge
Blind Drive Challenge
In Focus - Blind Bowling
Blind Bowling
In Focus - Accessing the Future
Accessing the Future
In Focus - Blind and in mainstream education
Blind and in mainstream education