6 x 30 mins
Gary JJ Spate
Channel 7 Television
In Focus is an award-winning television series that 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 provides 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., are highlighted. Those decisions are challenged or supported as appropriate.
Existing opportunities for people with disabilities are also explored and promoted, as are the various support groups and organisations who work so hard for the benefit and rights of disabled people.
In Focus was produced under the banner of Turning Point Productions, a now defunct television production team who specialised in disability awareness television programming. Three of the old TPP team are now the founders of TTS.
In Focus (and Turning Point Productions) won the Millenium Commission’s ‘Commedia Millenium Award’ for its work in promoting disability issues, raising awareness and giving opportunities to people with disabilities.